Willie Taggart always said his dream job was to be head coach of Florida State. However, in his first year as coach of the Seminoles Taggart’s dream has turned into a nightmare. Not only is FSU in the red but they have often looked disorganized and poorly coached. Now this week it doesn’t get any easier for Taggart and the Seminoles. Notre Dame will be hosting them under the watchful eye of Touchdown Jesus. The Fighting Irish have been one of the top betting on college football choices for 2018. As a matter of fact, they are in playoff position.
Florida State Seminoles vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date and Time: Saturday, September 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Florida State||-18 (-110)||54½ (-110)|
|Notre Dame||-18 (-110)||76½ (-110)|
Florida State vs. Notre Dame TV Coverage: NBC
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame is 9-0 straight up and 5-3-1 against the spread with five of their games going over the total. Last week the Fighting Irish scored a 31-21 win at Northwestern as 10-point chalks. Defense is the hallmark of the Irish as they rank 20th for points allowed. Additionally, the offense has made dramatic improvement since Ian Book became quarterback. Correspondingly Book has a 170.0 rating with 15 touchdowns and just four interceptions. Also making a difference is running back Dexter Williams with 6.1 yards per carry and eight TD’s.
Florida State Seminoles
Florida State is 4-5 straight up and 3-6 vs. the odds with six of their games going over the total. Extending the Seminoles misery is an offense that ranks 109th overall. Defensively FSU is almost as bad ranking 85th for points allowed. In this situation Taggart is already on the hot seat.
Stats to Consider
Florida State has dropped as a betting on college football road dog value recently. To illuminate the Seminoles have paid in just two of their last six as a pup away from home. Three of their last four in that situation have gone under the total. Balanced against that is Notre Dame’s struggle to get the money laying points at home. For example, the Irish have paid in just four of their last 12 as a chalk at Touchdown Jesus. The Irish have gone under the total in their last three as a favorite at Notre Dame Stadium.
Team vs. Team
The Fighting Irish have dominated their head to head offshore betting series with Florida State. Consider that Notre Dame has covered six of their last seven games against the Seminoles including four straight. Three of the last four between these teams have gone over the total. Meanwhile at Notre Dame Stadium the Seminoles have failed to win or cover their last three visits with all three games going over the total.
Matchup to Watch
As mentioned earlier Notre Dame dominates this betting on college football series and should again. Consider the terrible metrics on both sides of the line with Florida State. On the whole this is truly not your father’s FSU Seminoles. And there is little in the way of improvement that has been shown.
Florida State vs. Notre Dame Betting on College Football Picks
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Florida State vs. Notre Dame Betting on College Football Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Florida State vs. Notre Dame Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Fighting Irish 38, Florida State 13
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