Florida State vs. Samford - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida State vs. Samford - 9/8/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Samford Bulldogs (0-1) at Florida State Seminoles (0-1)

College Football: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:20 pm (Doak Campbell Stadium)

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The Samford Bulldogs and the Florida State Seminoles will be matching up at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday, September 8. 

Samford came out of the gate firing in their opening-week victory, taking out the Shorter Hawks 66-9. In that one, the Bulldogs outscored Shorter 45-0 in the first half and pretty much cruised the rest of the way. 

Devlin Hodges had a nice game for the Bulldogs in their opener, as he went 25-of-36 for 330 yards and five scores. Roland Adams led Samford on the ground with 71 yards and a TD, while Kelvin McKnight added 119 yards and two scores through the air. 

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Over on the Florida State side, they played 20th-ranked Virginia Tech on Monday. The Seminoles could’t get much of anything going offensively and fell 24-3 in a nationally-televised game. 

In the Virginia Tech loss, FSU QB Deondre Francois posted a relatively efficient 22-of-35 line for 233 yards, but also tossed three picks. Cam Akers led the Florida State rush with 82 yards on 14 carries. 

The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win and the under is 4-1 in their last five non-conference games. The under is also 4-1 in the Bulldogs’ last five road games. 

Meanwhile, the Seminoles are 4-0 ATS in the last four non-conference games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games in September. The under is 4-0 in Florida State’s last four games in September. 

Pretty much everyone knew Samford would post a big victory in their first game, but the situation turned out better than expected as we saw some nice and well-balanced performances all across the board. There’s little doubt the Seminoles should take this game—despite the limp opening performance—but I think Samford can hang around long enough to cover.

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Andrew’s Pick Samford Bulldogs +30

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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