Florida State at Louisville 10/24/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Louisville Cardinals (1-4) vs Florida State Seminoles (2-3)
Game Info: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Cardinal Stadium)
Betting Odds: Louisville Cardinals -6.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Florida State faces Louisville on Saturday, October 24th at Cardinal Stadium for week eight of NCAA football action.
Florida State is coming off a major upset of the #5 ranked team in the nation in North Carolina in week seven of the season. Florida State did not have the sharpest start to the season, struggling in games Miami and even Jacksonville State, but the team looked completely different against North Carolina. Florida State defeated North Carolina by the final score of 31-28, as FSU earned its second win of the season and first conference win of the year. Florida State is now 2-3 on the year and 1-3 in ACC conference play. Florida State scores 24.2 points per game and earns 401 total yards per game as well. Florida State allows 32.4 points to the opposition per game, and the team concedes 474.8 total yards to opposing teams per contest as well. Florida State will look to build on such a moral-boosting win and search for its second ACC-win of the season.
Louisville kept things close in South Bend against Notre Dame in week seven, losing the game by the final score of 12-7. Louisville held a tough Notre Dame offense to six points in each half, which is a very impressive feat for a team like this. Louisville was not able to do much on offense against the staunch defense of Notre Dame, but a five-point loss in a game where Louisville was double-digit underdogs is not too shabby at all. Louisville is now 1-4 on the year and 0-4 in conference play this season. The only win of the season for Louisville thus far was against a weak Western Kentucky team in the team's season opener. Louisville scores 24.6 points per game and earns 386.0 total yards per game as well. Louisville also allows 29.8 points per game to the opposition so far this season.
Louisville opens as the 6.5-point favorites, as the oddsmakers are not quite ready to give Florida State too much love even after FSU's performance in week seven. Nonetheless, I am taking Florida State and the points here, as I think Florida State will win this game outright.