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Vandals face Seminoles in Week 13 odds

Idaho Vandals Florida State Seminoles

Florida State once again held on to the No. 2 spot in this week's BCS standings, following another blow-out victory Saturday.

The Seminoles, champions of the ACC's Atlantic Division, now step out of conference play for a couple weeks, beginning with a game this Saturday at home against Idaho.

FSU just beat Syracuse 59-3, covering the spread as 38-point favorites. The previous week the 'Noles beat Wake Forest by the exact same score, covering as 35-point chalk.

The Vandals, meanwhile, are 1-9 SU, 3-7 ATS and just gave up 59 points in losing at home to Old Dominion.

As of early this week Florida State was favored by eight touchdowns – 56 points - over Idaho.

They will face the 1-9 Vandals, who own a 3-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Seminoles are 9-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Vandals are 6-4 favoring the OVER.

View Idaho Vandals vs Florida State Seminoles Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Seminoles here saw them open at 5Dimes as 56-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Seminoles at No. 1 and the Vandals at No. 120 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 68-5 result in favor of the Seminoles.

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Idaho was a 59-38 loser in its last match at home against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 97 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida State's No. 2-ranked offense (52.7 PPG) against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 124 at 45.7 PPG. The Seminoles passing attack has averaged 322 yards per game, less than the Vandals give up through the air (329.1 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Vandals feature the league's No. 84-rated road run defense, allowing 200.4 yards per game. Florida State, meanwhile, ranks No. 26 in rushing offense at home.

A few Vandals at Seminoles trends to consider:
Idaho is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 5 games
Idaho is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Florida State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Florida State's last 10 games
Florida State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Idaho at New Mexico State, Saturday, November 30th
Florida State at Florida, Saturday, November 30th