Clemson Vs FSU Spread & Final Score Prediction

Clemson Vs FSU Spread & Final Score Prediction

The Week 9 college football spread favors 3rd-ranked Clemson when they travel to Tallahassee this Saturday to battle Florida State. The game kicks-off on ESPN this Saturday, Oct. 29th at 8:00 PM from Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, FL. You can stream the game on Watch ESPN.

Clemson is 7-0 straight up and 4-3 against the spread. Florida State is 5-2 straight up and 3-3 against the spread.

Clemson Vs FSU Spread & Final Score Prediction

The college football week 9 spread favors Clemson by 4.5-points to beat FSU. The game total is 60.5-points for your over/under bets. If you are betting the moneyline, the Tigers pay $100 on $195 and the Seminoles pay $170 on $100.

What: No. 3 Clemson Tigers (7-0) at No. 12 Florida State Seminoles (5-2)
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET  
Where: Doak Campbell Stadium
Stadium: Tallahassee, FL
Spread: Clemson -4.5
Moneyline: Clemson -195 vs Florida State +170
Game Total: 60.5
Watch: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Clemson vs Florida State

Bet on Clemson (-4.5) Because…

Clemson’s defense can control Florida State’s offense. In fact, the Clemson defense is the reason that the Tigers beat North Carolina State 24 to 17 on Oct. 15. The offense was horrible in that game. Overall, Clemson’s D is ranked eighth in yards allowed per game at 298.6. The defense is ranked eighth in passing yards allowed per game at 166. The defense only allows 15.3 points per game.

The last time these two faced off QB Deshaun Watson passed for 266 yards and ran for a touchdown, but Florida State escaped 23-17 in overtime. That was two years ago.

“I think we should’ve won,” Watson said. “We had so many opportunities that we didn’t capitalize on that night. We played very well, but just fell short. It was a great learning lesson for the whole team, and the young guys who got to play.”

The third-ranked Tigers (7-0, 4-0 ACC) have a bit of a cushion over the No. 12 Seminoles (5-2, 2-2) as far as the Atlantic Division race is concerned but that doesn’t detract from the rivalry.

“We’re 7-0, so we’ve reached our goals so far,” Watson continued. “And we’re in position to control our own destiny.”

Bet on Florida State (+4.5) Because…

Florida State is going to be revved up to ruin Clemson’s season. The Seminoles were supposed to be one of the teams that challenged for the College Football Playoff. But FSU lost 20 to 63 to Louisville on Sept. 17. They lost 35 to 37 to UNC on Oct. 1. Florida State has won 2 games in a row, over Miami and Wake Forest, but the Seminoles have no shot of making it the ACC Championship Game, much less the CFP.

“If you can figure out college football right now, tell me,” head coach Jimbo Fisher said about reaching the college football playoffs after losing two games already this season. “You can’t. We’re in a crazy time right now. You don’t know what’s gonna happen. I could see it happening, I could see it not happening. But it wouldn’t surprise me a lick.”

“We’re healthy and rejuvenated and ready for this week,” Watson said. “We were able to get some guys healthy and get guys to recommit to their goals and what they really want to do for this season and this team.

“Last year we played for 10 straight weeks and kind of slowed down at the end of the season. This is chance for us to build momentum for the next five weeks.”

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

It’s hard to go against Clemson in this battle. Yes, Florida State beat Miami, but the Hurricanes haven’t won since losing to FSU. In fact, Miami is on a 3 game losing streak. Florida State’s win over Wake Forest, a 17 to 6 game, doesn’t impress me.

Not only is Florida State underperforming but all the trends point to Clemson covering in this matchup. The Tigers are 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 meetings in Florida State. Overall, Clemson is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

Clemson rolls over FSU in this game so bet them to cover the Week 9 college football spread.

My final score prediction is Clemson 42, Florida State 20.