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2015 Peach Bowl Betting Preview - Florida State Favored Over Houston

The 2015 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl takes place on Thursday, December 31, and features the Houston Cougars taking on the Florida State Seminoles. The game at the Georgia Dome is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Florida State is a solid favorite to win.

The Cougars are 12-1 SU and 8-5 ATS so far this season. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with seven going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 24-13 win over Temple, where they won against the spread as -5 ½ point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 52 ½ point line set by sports gambling professionals in that matchup.

The Seminoles are 10-2 SU and 8-4 ATS overall this year. Four of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eight all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 27-2 win over Florida, where they covered the spread as -2 ½ point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 44 point line set by the sportsbook in that game.

Houston is 5-0 ATS against ACC teams, and 6-1 ATS in non-conference play. They are 6-2-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 6-2 ATS at a neutral site. They are 24-9-1 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 26-11-1 ATS after a SU win. They are 1-3-1 ATS in December, and 1-4 ATS on Thursday. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their games coming off of a SU win, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 overall. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 in December, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 9 on Thursday, and OVER in 3 of their last 5 against non-conference teams.

Florida State is 4-0 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 4-1 ATS after a SU win. They are 4-0 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 8-1-1 ATS in bowl games. They are 7-3-1 ATS in December, and 0-4 ATS at a neutral site. They are 3-7 ATS against non-conference opponents. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their recent bowl games, and UNDER in 8 of their last 9 after a win spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 7 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games in December.

These teams have never met before. For Thursday's Peach Bowl, Florida State is a -7 point favorite in the gambling odds to win. The over/under is set at 55 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Seminoles are a -270, while the Cougars are listed at +230.