Louisville and Florida State haven’t met the expectations set over the summer. Both squads have a chance to change their bowl fortunes with a strong second half of the season. A win over a conference rival could go a long way to secure each team’s future.
The Week 8 college football betting spread favors FSU by 7-points. Kick-off is this Saturday, October 21st at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida.
Louisville Vs Florida State Spread & Expert Betting Tips
What: Louisville Cardinals (4-3) at Florida State Seminoles (2-3)
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Tallahassee, FL
Stadium: Doak Campbell Stadium
Spread: Florida State -7
Moneyline: Louisville +210 vs Florida State -250
Game Total: 59
Stream: Watch ESPN
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Why Bet The Louisville Cardinals To Beat The Seminoles
The Cardinals defense needs to show up if the Cardinals hope to salvage their season.
QB Lamar Jackson always puts Louisville in a position to win by racking up the yards and points. Last week Jackson was responsible for a total of 512 yards (passing and rushing) and five touchdowns in the 45-42 loss to Boston College.
The Cardinals defense for a second straight week gave up 500 yards. Third-down stops were also an issue for the D, stopping only half of 18 attempts. It ruined another day in which Jackson broke or tied several records and squashed whatever hope they had of contending for the Atlantic Division title.
If the Louisville defense can slow down FSU in the fourth quarter, Jackson will do his part to win the game.
Why Bet The Florida State Seminoles To Beat The Cardinals
Jimbo Fisher and his Seminoles need to keep Lamar Jackson off the field. Last season, Jackson torched FSU for four rushing touchdowns and one passing in a punishing Seminole loss.
The only way to keep Jackson off the field is for FSU to run the ball early and often. The Seminoles ran for 228 yards against Duke last week to surpass the previous best of 203 rushing yards set two games prior.
Freshman RB Cam Akers has been outstanding and he will lead this running attack. Akers averaged 7.7 yards per carry against Duke, running for 115 yards on 15 carries. He also racked up 121 rushing yards in Week 6 against the Hurricanes. He holds the key to Florida State’s win this weekend.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Cardinals are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games as an underdog.
- Seminoles are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite.
- Seminoles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
Louisville Vs Florida State Week 8 Expert Betting Tips
Last season, Louisville destroyed Florida State 63-20 in Lamar Jackson season defining win. Jackson ran for 146 yards and four touchdowns. He was unstoppable. He still is the same guy, perhaps even better this season. Either way, Jackson will cruise over Florida State for the second year in a row.