Florida State at Florida - 11/28/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (9-2) at Florida Gators (10-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium)
The Line: Florida Gators +2.5 -- Over/Under: 43 See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators battle Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the Florida Cup.
The Florida State Seminoles look for a strong victory after losing their last two road games. Sean Maguire is completing 65 percent of his passes for 968 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Maguire has four touchdown passes in his last two games. Travis Rudolph and Kermit Whitfield have combined for 1,383 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Jesus Wilson has 45 receptions. The Florida State Seminoles ground game is averaging 184.2 yards per contest, and Dalvin Cook leads the way with 1,475 yards and 16 touchdowns. Defensively, Florida State is allowing 17 points and 333.6 yards per game. Reggie Northrup leads the Seminoles with 78 tackles, Lamarcus Brutus has three interceptions and DeMarcus Walker has eight sacks. Brock Ruble, Cole Minshew and Freddie Stevenson are questionable.
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The Florida Gators hope for their fifth straight win to remain in the college football playoff race. Treon Harris is completing 54.6 percent of his passes for 1,231 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Harris has three passing touchdowns in his last three games. Antonio Callaway and Demarcus Robinson have combined for 1,046 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Brandon Powell has 25 receptions. The Florida Gators ground game is averaging 137.8 yards per contest, and Kelvin Taylor leads the way with 841 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Florida is allowing 14.5 points and 281.7 yards per game. Antonio Morrison leads the Gators with 84 tackles, Vernon Hargreaves, III has four interceptions and Alex McCalister has 6.5 sacks. Brandon Powell, Alex Anzalone and Andrew Ivie are questionable.
The Seminoles are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gators are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The favorite is 13-4 ATS in their last 17 meetings.
The Gators defense is going to be the difference maker here, as turnovers and field position is going to play a big factor. The Gators don't play pretty football, but they continue to find ways to win regardless. I see that keeping up at home against the hated rival.