Florida State at Clemson - 11/11/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (3-5) at Clemson Tigers (8-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium-Clemson)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -16 -- Over/Under: 46 See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles and Clemson Tigers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.
The Florida State Seminoles look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to keep their bowl chances alive. The Florida State Seminoles have won six of their last seven road games. James Blackman is completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 1,285 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Blackman has one or less touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Nyqwan Murray and Auden Tate have combined for 823 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Keith Gavin has 19 receptions. The Florida State Seminoles ground game is averaging 143.7 yards per contest, and Cam Akers leads the way with 696 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Florida State is allowing 24.3 points and 361.8 yards per game. Matthew Thomas leads the Florida State Seminoles with 56 tackles, Josh Sweat has 4.5 sacks and Kyle Meyers has one interception.
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The Clemson Tigers hope to remain undefeated at home to remain in the CFB playoff conversation. The Clemson Tigers have won six straight home games. Kelly Bryant is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 1,773 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Bryant has one or less touchdown passes in eight of his last nine games. Deon Cain and Hunter Renfrow have combined for 830 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ray-Ray McCloud has 34 receptions. The Clemson Tigers ground game is averaging 220.2 yards per contest, and Bryant leads the way with 548 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Clemson is allowing 15.1 points and 305.2 yards per game. Kendall Joseph leads the Clemson Tigers with 74 tackles, Austin Bryant has 6.5 sacks and Dorian O'Daniel has two interceptions.
The Seminoles are 0-5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in November and 0-6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Tigers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Seminoles are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Clemson, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
While Clemson continues to get love from the polls and people forget about the loss to Syracuse, the Tigers continue to play games close to the vest with their last five games being decided by 14 or less points. Florida State has been awful this season, but last weeks win over Syracuse was probably the Noles most complete game, and this is their Super Bowl with all of their expectations now gone. FSU is still playing for a chance to stay in the bowl conversation, and a win over a possible playoff team would certainly make up for this years struggles. I'm not sure the Seminoles win outright, but their defense is good enough to keep them hanging around.