12th-ranked Florida State is angry.
NC State is standing in their way.
FSU is still on the hunt for redemption after a 24-7 season-opening loss to Alabama on Sept. 2nd. Then seeing its next two games get washed out because of Hurricane Irma, Florida State enters Saturday’s contest against the Wolfpack having not played a game in three weeks.
The Week 4 college football betting line favors FSU by 11 points to beat NC State. Kick-off is this Saturday, September 23th at 12:00 PM ET on ABC from the Doak Campbell Stadium, in Tallahassee, Florida.
In their last outing, Florida State not only lost 24-7 to the Tide, but they lost starting QB Deondre Francois to a gruesome season-ending patella tendon injury. This past weekend, NC State beat Furman 49-16.
NC State Vs Florida State Week 4 Line & Betting Advice
What: NC State Wolfpack (2-1) at No. 12 Florida State Seminoles (0-1)
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Tallahassee, FL
Stadium: Doak Campbell Stadium
Spread: Florida State -11
Game Total: 51
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: NC State vs Florida State
Why Bet The NC State To Beat The Seminoles
NC State is 2-1 SU this season. Their only loss was a hard-fought battle against South Carolina in Week 1 where they ended on the wrong side of a 35-28 score. Since then, they have averaged 44.0 points per game in their last two wins beating Marshall and FCS opponent Furman.
North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley has thrown 192 consecutive passes without an interception. That’s the longest active streak in the nation and the eighth-longest mark in ACC history.
In 2016, the Wolfpack lost 24-20 at home to the Seminoles, earning their fourth loss in a row in the head-to-head series.
NC State has covered the spread in four of the last five games in the series against Florida State.
Why Bet The Florida Seminoles To Beat The Wolfpack
FSU was supposed to follow-up their season opener in Atlanta against Bama with a home date against Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 9th. That game was canceled when it became clear Hurricane Irma was a threat to Florida. Last Saturday’s tilt versus the U was moved to Oct 7th due to the ongoing recovery effort in Miami.
Now the Seminoles return to the field with heavy hearts and a bad attitude. Will they hit the field rusty? Or enraged?
The loss of Francois pushes true freshman QB James Blackman into the starter’s chair this Saturday, but will two storm filled weeks be enough for him to beat NC State?
"The big thing is try to teach what we do," coach Jimbo Fisher said. "You read your reads on run plays, pass plays, blitzes, checks, just try to get more reps of that as possible. We do good on good. We always do that even on game week to keep the game speed, so we’ll do that and try to keep them as game-ready as we possibly can."
The Seminoles are a great bet at Doak Campbell Stadium. They are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Wolfpack are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games as a road underdog of 10.5 or greater.
- Seminoles are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.
- Seminoles are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
NC State Vs. Florida State Betting Analysis
There is a lot at stake for Florida State in this game. They have had two weeks to prepare after a loss that changed their season. NC State will be in the wrong place at the wrong time and face a Seminole wrath like never seen before.