NCAA Week 3: Florida State vs. Louisville How to watch live, Team news, Preview, Prediction & odds

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Friday night’s ACC college football battle between Florida State vs. Louisville will be played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, where the Cardinals will be happy to be playing at home. This will be the Cardinals’ (1-2) first season home game. They began the season on the road in two complex settings, beginning with a 31-7 loss at Syracuse. They rebounded with a 20-14 victory over UCF at the Bounce House in Orlando last Friday. Now, they will face a 2-0 Seminoles squad led by dual-threat quarterback Jordan Travis in the third season of head coach Mike Norvell. Malik Cunningham is an even more electric quarterback threat for the Cardinals, but the defence has failed thus far. Still, Louisville has won the last two meetings against Florida State, including a 48-16 thumping at Louisville in 2020. The Seminoles hold a 17-6 advantage in the all-time series, but they have split their eight ACC meetings.

The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. In the latest Florida State vs. Louisville odds from Caesars Sportsbook, the Seminoles are 3-point favourites, and the total points total has been set at 57. Before placing any wagers on the Louisville vs. Florida State college football game.

Why Florida State can cover

After a straight-up victory under Norvell, FSU is 6-2 against the spread and 5-1 against the spread in its last six Friday games. The offensive line appears to be improving since the coach took over in 2020, as Travis has been sacked once, and the Seminoles are averaging 269 rushing yards per game through the first two games. Treshaun Ward, Trey Benson, and Lawrance Toafili all average at least 5.9 yards per rush, and they have the potential to decimate the Cardinals. The Louisville defence allows 207.5 rushing yards per game and 5.3 rushing yards per carrying.

In 2021, Travis carried for 530 yards, and in 2022, he completed over 65 per cent of his passes. Mycah Pittman and Ontaria Wilson (both with seven receptions) are his primary targets, although Johnny Wilson (four receptions for 111 yards) capitalizes on every opportunity. The Cardinals average 13.5 points per game, while the Seminoles surrender 15.5. The Seminoles allow only 140 passing yards a game, so they can concentrate on stopping Cunningham. The quarterback of the Cardinals has been sacked five times in the last two games, and Jared Verse (three sacks) will be all over him tonight.

Why Louisville can cover

Louisville dominated the 2020 matchup at home and won 31-23 in Tallahassee last season. Cunningham accounted for 318 yards in the 2020 game and 320 yards and four touchdowns in the 2019 encounter. After a slow start, the Cardinals quarterback was back to normal last week. The home team has won five of the last seven games between these teams. During the victory over the Golden Knights, the senior tossed for 195 yards and ran for 121. Last season, Cunningham threw for 2,941 yards, ran for 1,031, and scored 39 touchdowns.

Tiyon Evans, who transferred from Tennessee after rushing for 525 yards at a 6.5-yard average per carry last season, provides him with formidable backfield support. It appears that FSU’s only defensive vulnerability is against the run, as it allows 4.6 yards per carrying. Marshon Ford is a rare weapon that plays a significant part in protecting and making plays in the passing game. Last season, he led the team with 49 receptions for 550 yards. Tyler Hudson leads the team with 11 receptions this season. Central Arkansas’s ASUN Player of the Year for 2021 was he.

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How to Pick between Florida State vs. Louisville

The model at SportsLine favours the Over on the total, predicting that the two teams will combine for 59 points. Additionally, the model indicates that one side of the spread hits in well over fifty per cent of simulations.

Each FBS college football game is simulated 10,000 times by the SportsLine Projection Model. Over the previous six-plus years, the computer model’s top-rated college football choices against the spread have yielded a staggering profit of over $3,400 for $100 bettors. It enters the 2022 college football Week 3 of the season with a 50-41 record on the top-rated spread and money-line picks dating back to 2021. Those that have followed it have enjoyed tremendous results.

Now, the model is focused on the Florida State vs. Louisville matchup and has officially released its picks and CFB predictions. Visit SportsLine today to view the model’s predictions. Here are some odds and trends for Louisville vs. FSU in college football:

  • Florida State vs. Louisville spread: Seminoles -3
  • Florida State vs. Louisville over/under 57 points

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