Florida State at Syracuse College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Carrier Dome is the venue for the game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 2.5 point favorites. The Orange are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-0-0. The Seminoles are 0-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Florida State Seminoles are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
09/09/18 LB Amari Gainer Foot is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
09/09/18 RB Khalan Laborn Knee injured last game, is doubtful Saturday vs Syracuse
09/05/18 OL Landon Dickerson Ankle is OUT 2-4 weeks
09/01/18 QB Bailey Hockman Transferred is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
09/09/18 DE Jake Pickard Knee is questionable Saturday vs Florida State
09/09/18 LS Matt Keller Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Florida State
08/30/18 DL Zach Morton Knee is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida State Seminoles have run for 231 yards as a unit, which ranks 106th in the nation. They've run 61 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Seminoles have been penalized on offense 16 times for 105 yards so far this year, which has them 29th in the country in penalties. They are 105th in Division 1 in points scored with 39. They have run 142 plays this year for 784 yards, which ranks them 42nd in the nation in total offense. The Seminoles average 5.5 yards per play, which is 86th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 37 1st downs this season, ranking them 97th overall as an offensive unit. Deondre Francois has completed 53 throws while attempting 81 passes for a completion percentage of 65.4%. He has passed for 553 yards this year. He averages 5.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.6.
The Seminoles rush defense has given up 54 attempts for 172 yards this season, putting them in 27th place in the country against the run. They have had 10 penalties for 106 yards on defense this year. That places them 61st in Division 1. Florida State is 77th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 50. They have given up a total of 854 yards on D, which is 99th in the nation. The Seminoles are 100th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 55 throws on 86 attempts against the Florida State Seminoles defense this season, ranking them 117th and 115th in the country. The Florida State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 682 yards in the air, which is 119th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida State Seminoles have tried 4 field goals this year and made 1, which is 79th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 25%. Florida State Seminoles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this season. Their punters have accumulated 524 yards on 12 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 38th in the NCAA in punting average. They have returned 7 kicks for 165 yards on special teams, which puts them 19th in kick return yardage. The Seminoles average 24 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 957.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange are 7th in Division 1 in points scored with 117. They have run 169 plays this season for 1,020 yards, which ranks them 66th in the nation in total offense. The Syracuse Orange average 6 yards per play, which is 63rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 52 1st downs this year, placing them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Syracuse has run for 553 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the country. They've run 104 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 10 times for 95 yards so far this season, which has them 90th in the nation in penalties. Eric Dungey has thrown for 402 yards this season. He has completed 30 passes on 51 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 166.4. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 9.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Syracuse is 83rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 52. They have surrendered a total of 926 yards on D, which is 108th in Division 1. The Orange are ranked 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opposing offenses have completed 36 passes on 69 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, placing them 69th and 90th in the country. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also given up a total of 626 yards through the air, which is 112th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 66 attempts for 300 yards this year, putting them in 75th place in D-1 against the run. The Orange have committed 17 penalties for 107 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 62nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Syracuse is ranked 43rd in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 84 punt return yards and average 16.8 yards per return, which is 21st in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 170 yards on special teams, ranking 17th in kick return yardage. The Syracuse Orange average 19 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,274. Syracuse kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 263 yards on 6 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 34th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Orange college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orange +2.5
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