Miami at Florida State - 10/10/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (3-1) at Florida State Seminoles (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Doak Campbell Stadium)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -9.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles square off Saturday night at Doak Campbell Stadium.
The Miami Hurricanes look for their fourth win and second road victory of the season. Brad Kaaya is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,094 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Kaaya has a touchdown pass in 10 of his last 11 games. Rashawn Scott and Herb Waters have combined for 561 receiving yards and one touchdown while Joseph Yearby has eight receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 174.7 yards per contest, and Yearby leads the way with 424 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 21.8 points and 344 yards per game. Raphael Kirby leads the Canes with 34 tackles, Trent Harris has 2.5 sacks and Rayshawn Jenkins has three interceptions. Stacy Coley and Jeremaine Grace are questionable.
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The Florida State Seminoles look to remain unbeaten and haven’t lost a home game since Nov of 2012. Everett Golson is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 786 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Golson has a touchdown pass in 16 of his last 18 games. Jesus Wilson and Travis Rudolph have combined for 416 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kermit Whitfield has 11 receptions. The Florida State Seminoles ground game is averaging 192.2 yards per contest, and Dalvin Cook leads the way with 570 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, FSU is allowing 11.5 points and 281.5 yards per game. Reggie Northrup leads the Noles with 26 tackles, DeMarcus Walker has 1.5 sacks and Jalen Ramsey has five pass deflections. Marcus Lewis, Terrance Smith and Dalvin Cook are questionable.
The Hurricanes are 3-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Seminoles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hurricanes are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Florida State.
I'm still not 100 percent sold on the Seminoles, as this team continues to play close to the vest and allow average teams to hang around. Also, I think Miami's loss to Cincy had to do more with looking ahead. The Canes have a great quarterback and an offense that can score. Miami has to also have revenge on its mind after blowing the game last week. Either way, this game is going to be close. Give me the points.