The first College Football Playoff Rankings came out on Tuesday. Clemson ended up at number one. It wasn’t much of a shock that the Tigers were in the Top 4. What was a shock is that they are the highest ranked team in the Top 4.
This weekend, Clemson battles rival Florida State. The college football week 10 odds favor the Clemson Tigers by 12.5-points to beat the FSU Seminoles. Will the number one ranked team in the nation keep it going?
A Closer Look At How To Bet The #17 Florida State Seminoles Vs #3 Clemson Tigers College Football Week 10 Odds
Why Bet On #17 Florida State to Beat #3 Clemson (-12.5)
Florida State has only one loss this season. Because it was to Georgia Tech, a team whose program went south quickly this year, the Seminoles are ranked out of the Top 15 on the CFP Rankings.
FSU could get back into the Top 10 by upsetting Clemson. The Seminoles have a shot because of their QB situation. Everett Golson, the starter who was out in FSU’s last game, might suit up in this. Golson has thrown 1 interception to 11 TD passes. He’s been effective. If Golson goes, Coach Jimbo Fisher has hinted that he will use a QB by committee approach with the much improved Sean McGuire, who threw for 348 yards and 3 TDs versus Syracuse. Both guys could be effective versus Clemson’s defense.
Why Bet On #3 Clemson (-12.5) to Beat #17 Florida State
Last season, because QB DeShaun Watson got hurt, the story for Clemson was all about the excellent defense. This season the Tigers are without shut down players like linebackers Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony.
The story this season is all about Watson and the offense. Clemson’s offense is averaging 485.1 yards and over 40 points per game. The Tigers beat Miami 58 to 0 on the road two games ago. In their last game, Clemson beat NC State on the road 56 to 41.
The key in that score is that NC State scored 41 against Clemson. The Tigers face the absolute best defense that they have faced all season long after Notre Dame’s. The Irish shut down Clemson in the second half of that game. FSU might be able to do the same on Saturday.
It’s time to call an upset. My final score prediction is Florida State 34, Clemson 31.