Florida State vs Clemson Predictions Against the Spread
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Clemson Memorial Stadium
James Blackman and the Florida State Seminoles go to Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Clemson Tigers. The odds on this game have Clemson as 21.5-point favorites. The Seminoles are 2-2-1 ATS and 3-2-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 2-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
10/06/19 RB Anthony Grant Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
10/06/19 DE Janarius Robinson Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st half Saturday vs Clemson
10/06/19 OL Jauan Williams Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
10/06/19 DE Joshua Kaindoh Leg is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
09/23/19 DB Jaiden Woodbey Leg is out for season
09/13/19 P Logan Tyler Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
09/26/19 T Blake Vinson Undisclosed is out for season
09/20/19 LB Bryton Constantin ACL is out for season
09/03/19 DB Josh Jackson Leg is out indefinitely
In the last game they played, the Florida State Seminoles took on the NC State Wolfpack and notched a win by a score of 31-13. Cam Akers led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 41 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 83 yards by way of 17 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per tote. Ontaria Wilson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 91 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 22.8 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Seminoles was Alex Hornibrook who went 29/40 with 316 yards passing and completed 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Seminoles rushed the ball a total of 32 times and earned a total of 53 yards which had them averaging 1.7 yards per run. For the game, the Seminoles earned a total of 22 first downs and they had a total of 13 penalties for 99 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In all, they finished with a total of 72 plays for a total of 369 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Florida State allowed 28 catches on 52 attempts totaling 282 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.8%. For this contest, they conceded 370 yards and earned 2 turnovers. Against the run, the Seminoles allowed 88 yards on 28 runs allowing their opponent an average of 3.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Seminoles come into this matchup with a record of 3-2 in 2019. For total yardage, they sit in 9th in the ACC and 64th in the nation with 2,147 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 33.2 points per contest, which has them at 42nd in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 121.2 yards on the ground per game which is 12th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Seminoles have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 29.6 points per contest which has them at 12th in the ACC. When it comes to yards on the ground, Florida State is giving up 144.8 yards per contest ranking them 7th in the ACC and 57th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush which has them at 6th in the conference and 38th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 724 rushing yards through 5 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Seminoles have allowed 1,541 yards. Opponents are completing 60.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt.
The last time they played, the Clemson Tigers took on the North Carolina Tar Heels and won 21-20. Running the show from under center for the Tigers was Trevor Lawrence who went 18/30 with 206 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Travis Etienne paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 67 yards on 14 carries which meant he averaged 4.8 yards per carry. Tee Higgins led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 129 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 21.5 yards per reception during the game. The Tigers ran the ball a total of 31 times and added 125 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per run. On the day, they totaled 61 plays which added up to 331 yards. For the contest, the Tigers earned 14 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 30 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Clemson allowed 15 catches on 27 throws for a total of 144 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. In the running game, the Tigers allowed 146 yards on 36 carries giving the other team an average of 4.1 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 290 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Tigers come into this game with a record of 5-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Tigers have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Clemson has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 222.6 rushing yards per contest, putting them 26th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,113 yards rushing through 5 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Tigers average 486 yards per contest overall which has them at 16th in D-1 and 3rd in the conference. The Tigers are giving up 12 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the conference and 9th in college football. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 60 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 104.8 yards per game which puts them at 27th in the country and 5th in the ACC. For this season, they have allowed 524 yards rushing and 2 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the elite units in the country. They are allowing 150.4 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Tigers sit in 1st in the ACC.
Who will win tonight's Seminoles/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seminoles +21.5
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