Florida State at Miami Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/4/2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Sun Life Stadium
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The Florida State Seminoles take on the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Sun Life Stadium. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1.5 point favorites. This season the Seminoles are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Hurricanes have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 4-0-0 against the spread.
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Deondre Francois finished with 372 yards through the air for Florida State last week. He completed 20 passes out of 32 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Seminoles were led in rushing by Dalvin Cook, who finished with 140 yards on 29 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jesus Wilson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 120 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida State got a total of 30 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 595 yards for the game. The Seminoles ran for 223 yards on 43 attempts.
Brad Kaaya finished with 241 yards passing for Miami last week. He went 13 for 19, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Hurricanes were led on the ground by Joseph Yearby, who finished with 65 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Stacy Coley led the team in receiving with 75 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Miami had 18 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 46 total plays for 355 yards for the contest. The Hurricanes ran for 114 yards on 27 carries as a team.
Florida State scores 41.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 22nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.6 passes on 32.4 attempts for a 60.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 268.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 39th in college football. The Seminoles run for an average of 240.4 yards per game on 45.2 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 21st in the nation. They also run 77.6 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 508.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 17th overall this season. The Seminoles average 27.2 first downs per game which ranks them 7th in the country. They accumulate 88.2 penalty yards per game via 9.2 penalties, which ranks 5th in the nation.
Florida State allows 247.2 passing yards per game, ranking 83rd in D-1, and they allow 35.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 105th. They give up 15.4 completions on 26.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.8. The Seminoles allow 191.2 rushing yards per game on 36.6 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 92nd in the country. Florida State allows 438.4 total yards per game including 7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 94th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 59.6 yards per game, ranking them 87th among D-1 teams.
Miami averages 47 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 4th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.3 passes per game on 24.8 attempts for a 65.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 241.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 60th in Division 1. The Hurricanes run for an average of 232.5 yards per game on 33.3 attempts for an average of 7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 24th on the ground. They also run 58 plays per game and average 8.2 yards per play for a total of 474.3 yards per game, ranking them 36th in the country on offense. The Hurricanes get an average of 19.8 first downs per game, which ranks 89th in the nation. They average 64 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 38th in college football.
Miami allows an average of 137.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 3rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 11 points per contest, which has them ranked 2nd in the nation. They give up 13.5 completions on 26.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.4 per game. The Hurricanes allow 115.5 rushing yards per contest on 44.5 carries for a 2.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 26th in the country. Miami allows 253.3 total yards per game for an average of 3.6 yards per play, which ranks 7th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.8 penalties for 57 yards in each contest, ranking 75th in the nation.
Florida State Betting Trends
Florida State is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Florida State has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 4-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 DT Adam Torres Foot "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/02/16 C Corey Martinez Knee "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/02/16 DT Darvin Taylor II Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/02/16 OL Derrick Kelly Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/02/16 RB Johnathan Vickers Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/02/16 WR Keith Gavin Toe "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/02/16 DB Levonta Taylor Quad "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
09/28/16 WR Ja'Vonn Harrison Suspension out indefinitely
09/21/16 QB Malik Henry Suspension Served likely to redshirt
09/14/16 DB Derwin James Knee expected to miss 5-7 weeks
09/09/16 WR George Campbell Groin out for season
09/09/16 LB Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane Academics out for season
09/04/16 DT Keith Bryant Foot out for season
10/02/16 DL Scott Patchan Knee "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
09/16/16 QB Tucker Beirne Legal problems out indefinitely
09/05/16 LB Jamie Gordinier Knee out for season
09/03/16 LB Juwon Young Suspension has transferred
09/03/16 WR Sam Bruce Leg out indefinitely
08/27/16 DL Al-Quadin Muhammad Dismissed has been dismissed
08/27/16 LB Jeremaine Grace Dismissed has been dismissed
08/19/16 RB Trayone Gray Knee out for season
08/18/16 WR Lawrence Cager Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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