The yearly classic between Miami FL and Florida State takes place this weekend with both teams trying to prove something. Florida State, even though they are undefeated, hasn’t looked as dominant as they looked in the past two seasons.
If Florida State is able to cover the spread versus the rival Hurricanes, it would be only the third time that they’ve covered the spread this season. The Seminoles failed to blow out Boston College two games ago in a 14 to 0 win and looked terrible versus Wake Forest in a 24 to 16 win as a -18 road favorite. Miami FL played well to beat Nebraska two games ago but lost on the road to Cincinnati by a 23 to 34 score as a -7 point favorite.
A Closer Look At How To Bet the Miami Hurricanes Vs #12 Florida State Seminoles College Football Week 6 Line
What: Miami (FL) Hurricanes (3-1) at No.12 Florida State Seminoles (4-0)
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Tallahassee, FL
Stadium: Doak Campbell Stadium
Weather: 88° F | More Sun Than Clouds
Spread: Florida State -9.5
Moneyline: Miami (FL) +290 vs Florida State -350
Game Total: 49.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Miami (FL) vs Florida State
Why Bet On Miami FL to Beat #12 Florida State (-9.5)
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook is still day to day with a left hamstring injury.
Florida State has an excellent defense. Even though the Seminoles lost some players on the defense from last year’s College Football Playoff team, they appear to have found suitable replacements. The Seminoles’ D ranks thirteenth in the nation in total yards allowed at 281.5. The Seminoles allow their opponents to only average 11.5 points per game against them.
But Florida State’s defense goes up against a talented offense on Saturday. The Seminoles allowed Miami to go for 492 total yards in last year’s battle between these two. Miami rushed for 176 yards behind Duke Johnson. Johnson no longer plays for the Hurricanes.
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) October 6, 2015
Miami’s replacement for Johnson is Joseph Yearby. So far this season Yearby has rushed for 424 yards and a 7.3 per carry average. If the Hurricanes are successful at rushing the ball, they could make this game very close on Oct. 10.
Why Bet On #12 Florida State (-9.5) to Beat Miami FL
Florida State has beaten Miami every year since the 2010 season.
The days of Jimmie Johnson versus Bobby Bowden and last minute field goals to decide this rivalry are over. The last time that Florida State lost to Miami was in the 2009-2010 season. Since that time, Florida State has won 5 straight games.
Last season, even though Miami looked like they’d upset the Seminoles, Florida State dug deep and ended up winning 30 to 26. The Seminoles own the Miami FL Hurricanes in this rivalry.
— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) October 6, 2015
Florida State’s offense isn’t as flashy with QB Everett Golson at the controls as it was last season with Jameis Winston, but it might be more efficient. Golson hasn’t thrown an interception yet in 4 games. This Florida State team is better than people realize while Miami FL isn’t as good as many believe. The Seminoles should roll on Saturday. My final score prediction is Florida State 38, Miami FL 17.