FSU vs Louisville College Football

When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, September 17, 2016
Where: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
Line: Florida State -3 at Bovada & -2 at Sportsbetting.ag
Total: 65.5
TV: ABC 9:00 AM

Florida State vs Louisville Preview

Week 3 in the ACC  will feature the second ranked Florida State Seminoles against the tenth ranked Louisville Cardinals kicking off at noon. A first for Louisville will be hosting “College GameDay,” so the nation will be focused on this game. This game will feature two of the top offensive teams in the country.

Lamar Jackson , the Louisville quarterback’s first two weeks have been mind blowing, even if they were against Charlotte and Syracuse. Now comes the opportunity to show what he has against the number 2 team in the country.

Louisville has a proven running back in Brandon Radcliff, he has topped the 100-yard mark six times in his career, highlighted by a personal-best 156 last week against Syracuse. However through two games, Jackson has carried the ball 32 times compared to just 44 for the rest of the roster. The Cardinals need to establish Radcliff early to ease the pressure on Jackson.

The Florida State quarterback, Deondre Francois, has been impressive in his two starts which included a historic comeback in his debut two weeks ago against Ole Miss (I had Ole Miss on the money line).

The Seminoles have a top running back of their own in Dalvin Cook, against Ole Miss he grabbed seven passes for 101 yards. Cook gashed Louisville last season, 223 total yards and two scores on 26 touches. If he puts together a performance even remotely similar, the Seminoles will be in an excellent position to win.

Game Recaps

Louisville was a 62-28 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Orange. They covered the -17-point spread as favorites, while the total score (90) made winners of OVER bettors. FSU beat Mississippi 45-34 in the opening week, covering the side and the over.

FSU vs Louisville Betting Trends

Florida State:
Team record: 2-0 SU,1-1 ATS
Florida State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
Florida State is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida State’s last 5 games on the road
Florida State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
Florida State is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida State’s last 5 games on the road
Louisville:
Team record: 2-0 SU,2-0 ATS
Louisville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisville is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisville’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisville’s last 7 games
Louisville is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

FSU vs Louisville Prediction:

This game will be a fun one to watch as both offenses will be able to move the ball. As we have seen with Florida State, they like to make the big come back and I hope something similar happens in this game. Because I will be looking at a live betting chance to make some good money. When FSU beat Ole Miss, I had taken Mississippi on the money line before the game at +200. When they got up by a couple of touchdowns I put a smaller bet on FSU money line at +450. This way I guaranteed a profit on the game. In this one I will be taking Louisville for the game. I am placing 40% on the points as long as I can get 3 or more and I am placing 30% on Louisville on the money line. I will also be taking an over on the total with 30%. If FSU falls behind by double digits then I will place a live bet on them to lock in a profit. (if you want to learn more about live betting then try PropBets.Football )

Prediction:  Louisville 38 -Florida State 33