Clemson Tigers at Florida State Seminoles - 10/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (7-0) at Florida State Seminoles (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Doak Campbell Stadium)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles +4.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers will travel to play the Florida State Seminoles in an ACC College Football Game on Saturday night.
The Florida State Seminoles are 5-2 (2-2) this season after beating Wake Forest by a score of 17-6 in their last game. Florida State has won 3 of their last 4 games, with their only loss coming against UNC by 2 points in that span. The Florida State offense is averaging 34.9 points per game with 213.1 rushing yards and 271.6 passing yards per game. Deondre Francois is completing 62.4% of his passes for 1876 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Florida State. Dalvin Cook has rushed for 900 yards and 7 touchdowns, while Patrick Jacques has added 279 yards and 3 scores for the Seminoles. Travis Rudolph has caught 32 passes for 497 yards and 3 scores, while Jesus Wilson has caught 30 passes for 390 yards and 1 touchdown for Florida State. The FSU defense is giving up 28.9 points per game with 155.1 rushing yards and 233.4 passing yards per game. Matthew Thomas has led the Florida State defense with 34 tackles and 3 tackles for loss, while DeMarcus Walker has added 32 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 8.5 sacks. Ricky Aguayo has gone 14-19 on field goals, with a long of 47 yards.
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The Clemson Tigers are 7-0 (4-0) this season after beating NC State by a score of 24-17 in overtime. Clemson has been up and down this year, but has managed to remain undefeated through 7 games. The Clemson offense is averaging 36.6 points per game with 169.4 rushing yards and 304.9 passing yards per game. Deshaun Watson is completing 63.6% of his passes for 1950 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions for Clemson. Wayne Gallman has rushed for 489 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Watson has added 279 yards and 1 score for the Tigers. Mike Williams has caught 39 passes for 578 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Ray-Ray McCloud has caught 32 passes for 339 yards and 2 touchdowns for Clemson. The Tigers defense is giving up 15.3 points per game with 132.4 rushing yards and 166.1 passing yards per game. Kendall Joseph has led the Clemson defense with 65 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 1 sack, while Christian Wilkins has added 38 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks. Greg Huegel has gone 8-10 on field goals for Clemson, with a long of 47 yards.
Clemson is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 6-1 in Clemson’s last 7 October games. Florida State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games on grass. The under is 5-1 in Florida State’s last 6 conference games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
This should be a very entertaining game between two very good football teams. Both teams have solid offenses, but the Clemson defense is one of the best in the country. With Florida State being at home, I give them the edge in this game behind a big game from Dalvin Cook. I like the Seminoles here.