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Seminoles Enter Miami Without Coach and As Double-Digit Dogs

Florida State Seminoles vs. Miami Hurricanes NCAA Football betting, preview, odds and picks

Be careful for what you wish for.  To illuminate Mike Norvell’s dream has quickly turned into a nightmare.  Norvell looked like the perfect fit when hired as new Florida State head coach.  But then this year called 2020 happened.  Norvell faced public charges by players of being a liar.  Specifically, his claims that he held meetings about the George Floyd killing were shot down on Twitter.  Norvell was also accused of not taking COVID-19 protocol seriously.  This week Norvell is sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19.  Florida State’s College football betting nightmare continues unabated.  Resurgent Miami hosts FSU Saturday.

Florida State Seminoles at Miami Hurricanes Betting Information

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida.
TV Coverage: ABC

Florida State Seminoles at Miami Hurricanes Betting Odds

Florida State +11 (-110) 53½ (-110) +325
Miami Florida -11 (-110) 53½ (-110) -400
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Florida State Seminoles at Miami Hurricanes CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, Florida State has lost considerable online sportsbook appeal.  With a bad opening loss and Norvell’s absence gamblers have retreated.  Meanwhile, Miami is coming off its most impressive win in recent memory.  Saturday night’s national TV win at Louisville was utterly dominant.  Now the public is all over The U.  Sharps are evaluating if Florida State is good enough for a contrarian play.  FSU is touted as having the talent.  But the current look is quite difficult to overcome.  Casual fans are long associated with backing Miami.  Cause by the current situation is exacerbated.

Noles on the Brink

First game results were alarming for Florida State.  Georgia Tech departed Doak Campbell Stadium with a 16-13 win as 13-point dogs.  While the game stayed under the total of 49.5.  Mike Norvell’s highly touted Betting on college football home debut was a flop.  An accident it was not.  Specifically, Georgia Tech outgained Florida State 438-307.  Turnovers were a liability with FSU committing three.  Florida State failed to generate a consistent ground game.  Quarterback James Blackman threw for 198 yards with a touchdown and interception.  And then Georgia Tech was eight of 16 on third downs.

The U Adds Steak to the Sizzle

Last week Miami made a major bet on NCAAF statement with a 47-34 win at Louisville.  Hurricane backers were paid as a two-point chalk.  Over the total of 65.5 hit as well.  Now Miami is 2-0 straight up and against the spread.  Coach Manny Diaz program ranks 15th in the country for total offense.  Compared to 2019 The U has shown stunning improvement.

Florida State Seminoles at Miami Hurricanes Against the Spread

Late on Florida State is 2-5-1 with the odds as a road dog.  Four of their last six in that role went under.  On the ACC road Florida State 1-8-2 with the odds.  Four of their last six ACC road tilts went over.  So too is FSU 3-8-2 versus the line in September away action.  Four of their last six September road tilts went over.

Overall Miami has dropped nine of their last 15 as home chalk.  Five of their last eight as home chalk went under.  At home against ACC rivals, The U is 4-7 with the odds.  Five of their last eight ACC home games went over.  In turn, Miami is 11-4 versus the line in September home games.  Five of their last nine in that place stayed under.

In this head to head series Miami has covered three of their last five with Florida State.  Accordingly, eight of the last nine between these teams went under.  However, at Miami, the Seminole are 6-1 against the spread.  Three of their last four in this series at Miami went under.

Florida State Seminoles vs. Miami Hurricanes CashBet Free Pick

In this situation, Miami quarterback D’Eric King is the top betting on NCAAF asset on the field.  Counter to that is a better price on Florida State.  Nobody gives the Seminoles a chance.  FSU is a proven value at Miami.  Of course, that makes for a contrarian play!

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