Florida State vs Florida NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 11/30/2019
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Florida -17
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is the venue where Kyle Trask and the Florida Gators will take on the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday. Florida opens this contest as 17-point favorites. The Seminoles are 4-6-1 ATS and 5-6-0 when betting on the total. The Gators are 4-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Florida State Seminoles played the Alabama State Hornets and earned the victory by a score of 49-12. Jordan Travis paced the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 61 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 69 yards by way of 4 carries which meant he averaged 17.3 yards per run. Tre'Shaun Harrison was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 94 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 31.3 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Seminoles was James Blackman who went 13/22 with 246 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Seminoles ended up running the ball 27 times and racked up 208 yards which earned them an average of 7.7 yards per carry. Overall, they totaled 56 plays which gave them a total of 525 yards. In the game, the Seminoles earned a total of 15 1st downs and they had 7 infractions for 65 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Florida State gave up 28 catches on 44 tries for a total of 270 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. In the running game, the Seminoles gave up 80 yards on 36 attempts which means they had an average of 2.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 350 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Seminoles step onto the field holding a record of 6-5 for this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 30.2 points per contest, putting them 62nd in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 139.6 rushing yards per game which is 11th in the ACC. For total yards, they currently sit at 6th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 58th in the country with 4,588 yards. The Seminoles have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 27.5 points per contest which has them at 7th in the ACC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Seminoles have conceded 3,053 yards. Teams are completing 61% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.0 yards per attempt. In regard to rushing yards, Florida State is giving up 159.4 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the ACC and 67th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.7 yards per carry which has them at 6th in the conference and 30th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,753 rushing yards through 11 games.
The last time they took the field, the Florida Gators faced the Missouri Tigers and notched a win by a score of 23-6. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Gators was Kyle Trask who went 23/35 with 282 yards through the air and completed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Emory Jones paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 39 yards on 6 carries which gave him an average of 6.5 yards per carry. Van Jefferson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 82 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 13.7 yards per reception for that contest. The Gators ended up running the ball 26 times and totaled 56 yards giving them an average of 2.2 yards per carry. In the game, the Gators totaled 18 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 64 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 386 yards. When discussing the defense, Florida gave up 25 catches on 39 attempts totaling 204 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.1%. In the game, they conceded a total of 256 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Gators gave up 52 yards on 29 tries which is an average of 1.8 yards per run allowed.
The Gators come into this game with a record of 9-2. Florida hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 124.5 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 117th in Division 1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,370 rushing yards through 11 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Gators average 416.7 yards per contest overall which has them at 60th in Division 1 and 6th in the SEC. The Gators are conceding 14.2 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 7th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in the nation. They are allowing 193 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Gators are ranked 5th in the SEC. In discussing points given up, they have given up 156 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 113.3 yards per contest which puts them at 20th in the country and 3rd in the conference. This season, they have allowed 1,246 yards rushing and 6.6 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Gators college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seminoles +17
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