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College Football Betting Preview: Florida State Seminoles vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

November 4, 2023


In a battle of two ACC teams, the 4th-ranked Florida State Seminoles will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to face the Pittsburgh Panthers at Acrisure Stadium with the game airing at 3:30 PM ET on Saturday afternoon on ESPN in week 10 of the college football season.

The Florida State Seminoles enter this game ranked 4th in the AP Poll and 4th in the Coaches Poll with a record of 8-0 following a 41-16 win on the road against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons while covering the 21-point spread as a road favorite in week 9 of the college football season. Florida State scored 41 points while compiling a total of 508 yards offensively which included 382 passing yards and 126 rushing yards while allowing 16 points and 210 total yards defensively which included 82 passing yards and 128 rushing yards. Jordan Travis led the team in passing, completing 22 of 35 attempts for 359 yards and three touchdowns while adding 29 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven attempts. Trey Benson led the team in rushing with ten carries for 55 yards and a touchdown while also leading the team in receiving, catching all four targets for 101 yards and a touchdown.

Pittsburgh enters this game with a record of 2-6 following a 7-58 loss on the road against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish while failing to cover the 21-point spread as a road underdog in week 9 of the college football season. The Panthers scored 7 points while compiling a total of 255 yards offensively which included 202 passing yards and 53 rushing yards while allowing 58 points and 535 total yards defensively which included 380 passing yards and 155 rushing yards. Christian Veileux led the team in passing, completing 14 of 29 attempts for 127 yards and four interceptions. Rodney Hammond Jr. led the team in rushing with six carries for 31 yards. Bub Means led the team in receiving, catching three of seven targets for 63 yards.

BookMaker has the Florida State Seminoles listed as 21-point favorites on the road against the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday afternoon in week 10 of the college football season. The teams have split the two games all-time in the series with a record of 1-1, however, Florida State has outscored Pittsburgh by an average of 29 to 27 points per game while both teams are 1-1 ATS all-time in the series. The Florida State Seminoles are 6-2 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS on the road, 5-2 ATS as a favorite, and 4-2 ATS in conference games this season while the Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-6 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS at home, 1-3 ATS as an underdog, and 1-3 ATS in conference games on the year.

Florida State is the best team in the ACC this season and has been one of the best teams in the conference at covering the spread going 6-2 ATS overall and 4-2 ATS in their conference games while Pittsburgh has been the worst team in the conference at covering the spread going 2-6 ATS overall and 1-3 ATS in their conference games which is why I am laying the points with the Florida State Seminoles when they face the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Spooky Express Pick: Florida State Seminoles -21