Florida State vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 12/2/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (4-7) at Florida State Seminoles (5-6)
College Football: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Doak Campbell Stadium)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -27 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference action on tap as the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks duke it out with the Florida State Seminoles in a college football matchup on Saturday afternoon.
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will try to finish their season on a high-note after dropping back-to-back games, including a 67-50 loss to Arkansas State in their last outing to fall to 4-7 this season. Caleb Evans threw for 454 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 21 of 37 passing while also leading the team in rushing with 61 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 17 carries. The Warhawks had a pair of 100-yard receivers with Marcus Green adding 8 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown, while RJ Turner hauled in 3 passes for 111 yards and a score. D’Marius Gillespie and Brian Williams each added a TD grab of their own in the losing effort. Defensively, the Warhawks combined for a pair of sacks and an interception, but that was about all the defense that was played as the Warhawks allowed a whopping 781 yards of total offense to the Red Wolves in the losing effort.
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The Florida State Seminoles will try to become bowl eligible and climb to .500 to finish the year after a 38-22 win over Florida last time out brought FSU to 5-6 this season. James Blackmon threw for 128 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception on 10 of 21 passing, while Jacques Patrick led the team in rushing with 67 yards on 15 carries and Cam Akers chipped in a touchdown run in the win. Ermon Lane’s lone catch gave him the team-lead with 39 receiving yards, while Nyqwan Murray and Auden Tate each logged a touchdown catch in the winning effort. The Seminoles’ d combined for 5 sacks, a pair of picks from Levonta Taylor including an 18-yard pick-six, and a fumble return for a touchdown from James Pugh. All while holding the Gators to 280 yards of total offense and a 6 for 16 mark on 3rd down in the win.
Louisiana-Monroe is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a loss while the over is 13-3 in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record. Florida State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games while the under is 7-3-1 in their last 11 games overall.
Louisiana-Monroe has been lighting up the scoreboard lately, but the problem is that they can’t keep points off of the board, giving up 42 or more in 4 of their last 6 games and 31 in each of those 6. And that’s in the Sun Belt. Florida State is a whole different ball of wax, even if they’re having a down year. The Seminoles will wanna win this one big for their seniors and need this one to become eligible for a bowl game, so I’ll lay the points with Florida State here.