Florida State experienced an off season last year but remains a perennial national championship contender. The Seminoles have lost just six games over the last four seasons and actually have a shot at going perfect this season.
Somewhat surprisingly, they’re also getting a nice price on most national championship betting boards at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark.
2015 Florida State record: 10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS
2016 odds to Win ACC: +225 (bet $100 to win $225)
Last Year in Review
FSU went off as the favorite to win the ACC last season and got to 6-0 but lost at Georgia Tech on a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown on the last play of the game. A couple of weeks later, following a change at quarterback, the Seminoles lost at Clemson. Finally, a disinterested Seminoles team got upset by a hot Houston outfit in the Peach Bowl to finish with three defeats, their most in a season since 2011.
Florida State played just three games last year against ranked teams and lost two of them. But all that was last year; FSU has high hopes for this season.
This Year in Preview
The Seminoles return 17 starters this season, second most in the ACC, tied for fifth most in all of FBS. All 11 starters are back on offense, if we include senior quarterback Sean Maguire, along with two-time 1,000-yard rusher Dalvin Cook and, of course, the entire offensive line. And six starters are back from a defense that allowed just 18 points per game last season.
Florida State 2016 Schedule
Florida State opens with Ole Miss in Orlando, later visits South Florida, one of the favorites in the AAC, and ends the season hosting Florida. In ACC play, Florida State visits Louisville and Miami but gets North Carolina and Clemson in Tallahassee. The Seminoles might well be favored in every game they play this year on the college football betting lines.
Betting On the Seminoles
On a week-to-week basis, Florida State backers have to pick their spots; the spreads will be more amenable for the neutral-field game with the Rebels and the road dates. Also, barring a stumble, an ACC title should get the Seminoles back to the College Football Playoff, and that brings their long-term futures into play.
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