Miami at Florida State - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami-FL Hurricanes (3-0) at Florida State Seminoles (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Doak Campbell Stadium)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -3 -- Over/Under: 46 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles meet Saturday in college football action at Doak Campbell Stadium on ESPN.
The Miami Hurricanes look for their second road victory to start 4-0 for the second straight season. The Miami Hurricanes have won three straight road games. Malik Rosier is completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 820 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Rosier has moved the chains through the air 32 times in three games this season. Braxton Berrios and Ahmmon Richards have combined for 298 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Mark Walton has seven receptions. The Miami Hurricanes ground game is averaging 236.6 yards per contest, and Walton leads the way with 403 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 16.3 points and 376 yards per game. Shaquille Quarterman leads the Miami Hurricanes with 21 tackles, Trent Harris has 2.5 sacks and Malek Young has one interception.
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The Florida State Seminoles could use a strong conference victory to get back to a .500 record. The Florida State Seminoles have split their last six home games. James Blackman is completing 55.9 percent of his passes for 399 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Blackman enters this game with 59 career pass attempts under his belt. Auden Tate and Keith Gavin have combined for 347 receiving yards and three touchdowns while George Campbell has five receptions. The Florida State Seminoles ground game is averaging 97.6 yards per contest, and Jacques Patrick leads the way with 162 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Florida State is allowing 23.3 points and 333.7 yards per game. Matthew Thomas leads the Florida State Seminoles with 20 tackles, Demarcus Christmas has one sack and Kyle Meyers has one interception.
The Hurricanes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Seminoles are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games on grass, 3-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Florida State, the underdog is 15-3 ATS in their last 18 meetings and the under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
Florida State has had Miami's number over the years and playing at Doak Campbell Stadium is never easy for anybody. But this is one of the better Miami teams we've seen in years, as the there's the obvious playmakers on offense, but the Hurricanes also have one of the better defenses in the country. Miami has 11 sacks in three games, which is one of a top-10 average in college football and is averaging nine tackles for loss. Florida State is elite defensively, but the points are hard to come by with a quarterback who wasn't expected to play this season. The Hurricanes are the better team here and on the road or not, they should cover the small number.