North Carolina at Florida State - 10/17/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Florida State Seminoles (1-3) vs North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0)
Game Info: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium)
Betting Odds: Florida State Seminoles +9.5 -- Over/Under: 62.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The North Carolina Tar Heels and Florida State Seminoles face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Doak Campbell Stadium.
The last time these two teams faced off was back in 2016 when North Carolina came away with a 37-35 victory.
The expectations around this North Carolina Tar Heels team is high and it’s not only getting higher as the season has gone on. The Tar Heels come into this game with a 3-0 record and in the last game against Virginia Tech, the offense put up 56 points. On the season North Carolina is averaging 37.7 points per game while averaging 506.7 yards per game. Quarterback Sam Howell has had a big year throwing for 777 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions. The Tar Heels defense wasn’t great in the last game and needs to be better especially against an offense that has been less stellar at times.
On the other side of this matchup is the Florida State Seminoles who are trying to build back up their program and there have been some growing pains so far. On the season Florida State has won only one game and in the last game against Notre Dame, they didn’t look good giving up 42 points. On the season Florida State is averaging only 22.5 points per game while the defense is giving up 33.5 points per game. Under center for the Seminoles is Jordan Travis who has given Florida State a bit of a boost this season but the defense hasn’t allowed them to stay close.
The over is 9-3 in UNC’s last 12 road games. The over is 6-2 in Florida State’s last eight games overall. The under is 6-2 in Florida State’s eight home games. The under is 7-3 in Florida State’s last ten conference games.
North Carolina’s offense is elite and that is going to continue in this game. Look for them to attack a terrible Florida State Seminoles and have no issue winning this in blowout fashion. Back North Carolina to cover the spread with ease and if you can buy a few more points to lay, that is a good play to.