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How and what to watch for Florida State vs. Louisville

Florida State and Louisville are coming off impressive performances against ranked teams. Who will get it done on Saturday?

Malik Cunningham #3 of the Louisville Cardinals in action during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field on September 26, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The Florida State Seminoles will look to keep it going following their big win when they head on the road to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday at noon ET.

Florida State is coming off a massive victory for a struggling program, holding on for 31-28 win over the then-No. 5 North Carolina Tar Heels. The Seminoles held a 31-7 lead at halftime before being outscored 21-0 in the second half but still came out with the win. Jordan Travis completed eight of 19 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown and interception. Travis also rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns, and La’Damian Webb also rushed for 109 yards on 12 carries.

Louisville is coming in with a 1-4 record and a four-game losing streak but played it close against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday with a 12-7 road loss. The Cardinals’ defense had been a mess and Notre Dame put up plenty of points, but Louisville put together a pretty good fight. Malik Cunningham completed 16 of 19 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 49 yards on seven rushes. Louisville held a 7-6 lead late in the third quarter but was unable to pull off the upset.

Florida State won the last two games of this series including a 35-24 victory in 2019 at home.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Florida State vs. Louisville Saturday, October 24th at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN3, and you can stream it via the ESPN app or with a cable or streaming login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Florida State (+5) vs. Louisville
Point Total: O/U 60.5
Money line: Florida State (+155), Louisville (-200)

  • Florida State is 2-6 against the spread in its last eight games.
  • The point total went over in seven of Florida State’s last 10 games.
  • The point total went over in eight of Louisville’s last 10 games.
  • Louisville is 1-4 straight up in its last five games.

The Best Bet

Yes, Florida State pulled off an incredible upset but there has to be at least a little bit of an unsatisfied feeling after the way the victory ended. The Seminoles didn’t have much of an answer on offense in the second half, and they largely benefited from crucial drops from North Carolina pass catchers. I trust UL’s performance on Saturday more than I do Florida State’s. Let’s go with the home favorites.

Pick: Louisville -5

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