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Florida State vs Boston College Prediction, Picks and Odds: Back Florida State to Cover Big Number vs Boston College

The Florida State Seminoles travel to Chestnut Hill to meet an ACC foe, the BC Eagles, on Sept. 16. The Seminoles have been crushing the opposition in the early going but the college football odds show the hometown Eagles getting plenty of points. Let’s discuss this game and cash a ticket in this noontime conference clash.

Florida State vs Boston College Game Information

• Game: Florida State vs Boston College
Date/Time: Saturday, September 16, 2023, 12 pm ET
Location: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
• Florida State vs Boston College Live Stream: ESPN

Florida State vs Boston College Prediction, Picks and Odds: Back Florida State to Cover Big Number vs. Boston College
Florida State vs Boston College Prediction, Picks and Odds: Back Florida State to Cover Big Number vs. Boston College

Seminoles Smoked Southern Miss

Florida State kicked the season off with a seismic, 45-24, victory over SEC powerhouse LSU that sent the hometown fans from Tallahassee into a frenzy. A win over a national power one week can have a deleterious effect the following week when facing a middling squad like Southern Miss from the lightly regarded Sun Belt Conference.

But if you were looking for a trap game in your NCAAF picks, this wasn’t it as the Noles didn’t miss a beat and pummeled the Golden Eagles, 66-13, which was the most points scored in the Mike Norvell era. Instead of an anticipated letdown, the Seminoles never let up even when the backups entered the game.

Dating to the second half of FSU’s victory over LSU, it was only the second time in school history that the Noles scored at least 31 points in three consecutive halves.

Eagles Scrape Out First W

Boston College has had the luxury of playing in front of the fan friendlies in their first two games of the season but the home cookin’ hasn’t done anything for those backing the Eagles in their NCAA football picks. BC not only failed to cover the eight-point impost in their season opener against Northern Illinois but lost the game outright, 27-24, burning the bankrolls of anyone who bet these bums on the moneyline.

And although they evened their record to 1-1 on the season last week, let’s keep in mind the victory was against an FCS entry, Holy Cross, in which the Eagles were barely able to eke out a 31-28 win as 10½-point home chalk.

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Florida State vs Boston College Betting Lines

Florida State vs Boston College Best Bet

The Las Vegas College Football odds on this matchup opened with the Seminoles favored by 28 points but that number has dropped to as low as -26 as of this midweek writing. Perhaps the undisclosed status of FSU’s 6-foot-7 wideout Johnny Wilson could be dragging this line down or maybe it’s sharp money on the road dog.

However, sharp money early in the week could be a head fake to buy back the favorite on game day. But whatever it is, the Seminoles are going to win this game going away. The only thing we need to do is quantify “going away.” Is winning going away a three-touchdown victory or is it more like five touchdowns?

Well, we need FSU to be three full touchdowns and a pair of field goals better than BC and I believe that’s totally doable. Consider that FSU is 9-1 straight up and 7-3 against the number in their last 10 meetings with BC.

We also have a complete mismatch when the Seminoles offense is on the field as they are ranked No. 4 in scoring, averaging 55.5 points per game, against a team that allowed an FCS school to drop 28 points on them last week.

I promise you the Eagles have not seen anyone like Noles wideout Keon Coleman but when they do they will get a bird’s eye view of him in the end zone.

Last season these teams met and Florida State walked away with a 44-14 victory, the Seminoles’ fourth consecutive ATS cover against BC. I expect more of the same and you should too.

Pick: Florida State -26 (-110)

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