Florida State has quietly climbed into the Top 10. The buzz around FSU isn’t nowhere near as loud this season as it was last season. But, Florida State, just like at this point last season, is undefeated.
FSU travels to Atlanta this Saturday to battle Georgia Tech, one of the teams that gave the Seminoles fits in 2014. Georgia Tech’s football team has fallen apart. How else to do you explain losing 5 games in a row after beating your first 2 opponents of the season by a combined 134 to 16?
A Closer Look At How To Bet the No. 9 Florida State Seminoles Vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets College Football Week 8 Line
What: No. 9 Florida State Seminoles (6-0) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-5)
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Atlanta, GA
Stadium: Bobby Dodd Stadium
Weather: 70° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Florida State -5
Moneyline: Florida State -200 vs Georgia Tech +170
Game Total: 57.5
Watch: ESPN 2
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Why Bet On #9 Florida State (-5) to Beat Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech’s past five opponents are a combined 27-4, and the Seminoles will be their third top-10 opponent.
The Seminoles offense seemed flashier last season when Jameis Winston was the quarterback. But, flash doesn’t always lead to wins as evidenced by the drubbing that Florida State took at the hands of Oregon in the College Football Playoff.
This season’s Seminoles’ starting QB, Everett Golson, may never become the top pick in the NFL like Winston did, but he might fit Florida State much better than Winston did. Golson hasn’t thrown an interception yet this season. He threw 14 picks in 2014.
Golson’s been able to turn Florida State’s offense into an incredibly efficient unit. The Seminoles aren’t always looking for the home run. Since he doesn’t make mistakes, FSU isn’t always playing from behind like they were so many times last season with Winston at the controls. Golson’s efficiency has allowed the Seminoles to control the clock on offense in most of their games. That’s given rest to FSU’s still very talented defense.
Why Bet Georgia Tech (+5) to Beat #9 Florida State
The Jackets have lost three games by eight points or less, and they gave FSU fits in last season’s ACC title game.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have fallen apart. It’s so bad that unless something miraculous happens, it’s hard to see G. Tech continuing to pay Paul Johnson to run the football program.
Johnson’s famous rushing attack, which he developed while winning games with regularity at Navy, has become a laughingstock this season after helping the Yellow Jackets get all the way to the ACC Championship Game last season. What happened?
Simply put, defensive coordinators have learned how to defend against the Yellow Jackets’ rushing attack. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Florida State’s defensive coordinator has learned how to defend against the Yellow Jackets’ rushing attack. Georgia Tech rushed for 331 yards and a 5.6 average against Florida State’s defense last season. If the Yellow Jackets have that same success on Saturday, they could beat the Seminoles.
That’s not likely to happen. Georgia Tech has fallen apart. Johnson hasn’t provided an answer and there doesn’t appear to be one for this once Top 20 ranked team. This game could end in a blowout. My final score prediction is Florida State 35, Georgia Tech 17.