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College Football Betting Preview: Florida State Seminoles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

October 7, 2023


The ACC is probably the best conference this season in college football and Florida State is looking like the best team in the conference this year. The Seminoles will be looking to improve to 5-0 on the season when they host the Virginia Tech Hokies in week 6 of the college football season on Saturday afternoon. Will the Florida State have another blowout win or will the Hokies keep the game closer than expected? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

The Virginia Tech Hokies enter this game with a record of 2-3 following a 38-21 win at home against the Pittsburgh Panthers while covering the 3-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 5 of the college football season. Virginia Tech scored 38 points while compiling a total of 427 yards offensively which included 228 passing yards and 199 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 273 total yards defensively which included 235 passing yards and 38 rushing yards. Kyron Drones led the team in passing, completing 12 of 19 attempts for 228 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 41 yards and two touchdowns. Bhayshul Tuten led the team in rushing with 24 carries for 109 yards while adding four receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown. Da’Quan Felton led the team in receiving, catching four of seven targets for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Florida State enters this game ranked 5th in the AP Poll and 5th in the Coaches Poll with a record of 4-0 following a 31-24 win in overtime on the road against the Clemson Tigers while covering the 2-point spread as a road favorite in week 4 of the college football season. The Seminoles scored 31 points while compiling a total of 311 yards offensively which included 289 passing yards and 22 rushing yards while allowing 24 points and 429 total yards defensively which included 283 passing yards and 146 rushing yards. Jordan Travis led the team in passing, completing 21 of 37 attempts for 289 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a touchdown. Trey Benson led the team in rushing with seven carries for 25 yards while adding three receptions for 50 yards. Johnny Wilson led the team in receiving, catching five of 11 targets for 94 yards.

BookMaker has the Florida State Seminoles listed as 24-point favorites at home against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday afternoon in week 6 of the college football season. Florida State has won five of the eight games all-time while Virginia Tech has won two of the last three games while going 3-0 ATS in those matchups. Virginia Tech is 2-3 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS on the road, 1-2 ATS as an underdog, and 1-0 ATS in conference games this season while the Florida State Seminoles are 3-1 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS at home, 2-1 ATS as a favorite, and 1-1 ATS in conference games on the year.

Florida State is the better team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning five of the eight games all-time. However, the Hokies have won two of the last three games in the series while going 3-0 ATS in those matchups. As a result, I am taking the Virginia Tech Hokies +24 on the road against the Florida State Seminoles on BookMaker in week 6 of the college football season on Saturday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies +24