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How and what to watch for Florida State vs. NC State

Fresh off another embarrassing loss, the Florida State Seminoles hope to change their fortunes Saturday against the NC State Wolfpack.

Jordan Travis of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates after running for a touchdown against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on October 24, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Fresh off another embarrassing loss, the Florida State Seminoles hope to change their fortunes Saturday against the NC State Wolfpack.

Florida State just endured one of the most difficult weeks of the fledgling Mike Norvell era. Quarterback James Blackman and receiver Tamorrion Terry left the program while star defensive tackle Marvin Wilson will miss the rest of the season with injury. Those losses will hamper an already undermanned Seminoles team that stands just 2-5 at this point in the year.

Meanwhile, NC State has performed at or above expectations, winning four of its first five games including a 30-29 victory over ranked Pittsburgh. The Wolfpack have trailing of since then, suffering a 27-point loss to North Carolina and then blowing a fourth-quarter lead to Miami last week. Saturday’s home matchup with the Seminoles provides a welcome chance to correct course and keep the season moving in a positive direction.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Florida State vs. NC State on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET on the ACC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login that has access to the channel.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Florida State vs. NC State (-10.5)
Point Total: 60
Money line: Florida State +275 vs. NC State -360

  • Against the spread, Florida State has a 10-15-3 record as the road team and a 5-8-1 record as a road underdog since the start of the 2015 season.
  • Over the same period, the Seminoles have hit the over 13 times in 28 opportunities as a road team with one push and done so 10 out of 14 times as a road underdog, again with a push.
  • Since the start of 2015, NC State has gone 18-18-0 against the spread at home and 13-12-0 as a home favorite.
  • Also over that span, the Wolfpack has hit the over 16 times in 36 opportunities at home with one push and done so nine out of 25 tries as the home favorite, again with one push.

Betting splits

Florida State +10.5: (19% of handle, 35% percent of bets)
NC State -10.5: (81% of handle, 65% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

Florida State appears broken, but NC State’s offense lacks consistency. Some weeks, such as last Friday’s close loss to Miami, the unit scores at will. In others, it barely musters 21 points. If the Wolfpack get an early lead and start chewing clock, it will limit the number of plays for both teams. Otherwise, the most likely scenario involves two sputtering offenses. Either way, the two teams will have a hard time combining for 60 points.

Pick: Under 60

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