College football gambling anticipation is growing for the Saturday ACC matchup of Florida State at Miami as both teams are emerging as college football betting powers.
Miami of Florida opened as a 6.5 point home favorite over Florida State. Kickoff on Saturday is set for 8 PM Eastern and ABC will telecast the game.
The 23rd ranked Florida State Seminoles have a record of 4-1 both straight up and with the NCAA football odds. Florida State was impressive in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener last week as they blew out Virginia 34-14 as 6.5 point favorites.
The Seminoles have developed into a strong running team, as Jermaine Thomas, Ty Jones, and Chris Thompson are all over 250 yards rushing and all with averages of better than 6 yards per carry. Quarterback Christian Ponder has been OK but not up to the preseason hype as the Seminoles rank 60th in the nation for passing.
The FSU defense has shown marked improvement and ranks 20th for points allowed. New head coach Jimbo Fisher has made a positive impact and the upside is promising.
The 13th ranked Miami Hurricanes are 3-1 both straight up and with the NCAA football lines. Miami is coming off a 30-21 win at Clemson in their ACC opener as 3.5 point favorites as the Canes went over the total for the 3rd time this year.
Defense is the bedrock of Miami as they rank 12th in the nation while the offense ranks 70th and has been sloppy. Quarterback Jacory Harris has a 10/8 touchdown/interception ratio. This will be Miami’s 2nd home game of the season as they have been at Ohio State, Pitt, and Clemson after opening the season at home.
Florida State has paid out in just 2 out of their last 10 games when coming off a win against the spread. Miami is just 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 ACC games. The underdog has paid out in a phenomenal 10 out of the last 11 college football gambling matchups between these two teams.
Only 1 out of the last 7 meeting in this series has gone over the total.