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Week 12 odds - Orange vs. Seminoles

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The Florida State Seminoles remained at No. 2 in this week's BCS standings, following their blow-out victory over Wake Forest.

This week FSU is favored by another big number for their game against the Syracuse Orange Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee (3:30 pm ET, ESPN2).

The 'Noles just covered as 35-point favorites over the Demon Deacons, winning 59-3; they're now the only other team in college football, besides No. 1 Alabama, receiving first-place votes in the polls.

Syracuse, meanwhile, at 5-4 SU and 6-3 ATS, needs one more victory to become bowl-eligible.

These new conference rivals last met back in 2005.

As of early this week Florida State was favored by 38 points over the 'Cuse.

They battle the Orange, currently with a 5-4 mark (6-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 8-1 for the Seminoles and 4-5 for the Orange.

View Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Orange listed as 38.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavailable earlier in the week.

The game pits the Seminoles, currently No. 1 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Orange, who rate No. 70 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 63-27 victory for the Seminoles.

In their last action, Syracuse was a 20-3 winner on the road against Maryland. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (23) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jerome Smith tore up the turf for 118 rushing yards in the latest Orange game, a 20-3 win over the Terrapins at Byrd Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida State's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 52 PPG, against a Orange defense that ranks No. 38 this week at 22.89 PPG. The Seminoles aerial game is averaging 324.67 yards per game, more than the Orange secondary allows through the air, 231.11 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Orange feature the league's No. 91-rated road run defense, allowing 202.5 yards per game. Florida State, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.

A few Orange at Seminoles trends to consider:
Syracuse is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
Syracuse is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Florida State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida State's last 9 games
Florida State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Syracuse at Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 23rd
Florida State at Idaho, Saturday, November 23rd