Louisville at Florida State - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (2-3) at Florida State Seminoles (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Doak Campbell Stadium)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -7 -- Over/Under: 46 See the Latest Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and Florida State Seminoles square off Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium.
The Louisville Cardinals look for a big road victory that would get them back to a .500 record. Lamar Jackson is completing 53.6 percent of his passes for 598 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Jackson has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Jaylen Smith and Micky Crum have combined for 375 receiving yards and two touchdowns while James Quick has 11 receptions. The Louisville Cardinals ground game is averaging 163.6 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 435 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 20.2 points and 323.8 yards per game. Keith Kelsey leads the Cardinals with 44 tackles, Sheldon Rankins has four sacks and Chucky Williams has two interceptions.
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The Florida State Seminoles look to remain undefeated in hopes of climbing up the polls. Everett Golson is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,077 yards, eight touchdowns and zero interceptions. Golson has a touchdown pass in five straight games. Jesus Wilson and Travis Rudolph have combined for 495 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Kermit Whitfield has 20 receptions. The Florida State Seminoles ground game is averaging 203.4 yards per contest, and Dalvin Cook leads the way with 792 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, FSU is allowing 14 points and 310.2 yards per game. Reggie Northrup leads the Seminoles with 33 tackles, DeMarcus Walker has 3.5 sacks and Jalen Ramsey has six pass deflections. Terrance Smith and Marcus Lewis are questionable.
The Cardinals are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Seminoles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
FSU is now clicking with Cook back on the field and one of the better defenses in the country. Louisville continues to disapoint and hasn't shown any reaon to think the Cards can go on the road and compete with a top-10 program. I like FSU here by double digits.