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How and what to watch for Pittsburgh vs. Florida State

Suffering humiliating losses before their respective byes , both teams are gunning to get back into the ACC win column.

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Both the Pittsburgh Panthers and Florida State Seminoles enter Saturday’s ACC showdown in Tallahassee gunning to get back into the win column after suffering humiliating defeats heading into their respective byes last week.

The last time the Seminoles stepped onto the field, they were torched by Malik Cunningham and the Louisville Cardinals to the tune of a 48-16 beatdown. The ‘Noles fell into an early hole quickly, giving up 21 points in the first half and were absolutely gashed on the ground to the tune of 7.9 yards per rush. Behind the eight-ball for much of the contest, FSU couldn’t muster enough fire power with starting quarterback Jordan Travis only throwing for 141 yards on 14 completions, one touchdown and an interception.

The free-falling Panthers didn’t fare any better that afternoon, getting demolished 45-3 by Notre Dame in South Bend. Panthers QB Joey Yellen coughed up three interceptions while his Notre Dame counterpart Ian Book had an efficient day, throwing for 312 yards on just 16 completions and three touchdowns. That marked the Panthers’ fourth straight loss after a 3-0 start.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Pittsburgh vs. Florida State on Saturday, November 7th at 4 p.m. ET on ACC Network, or you can stream it via the WatchESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Pittsburgh vs. Florida State (-1.5)
Point Total: O/U 51
Money line: Pittsburgh (+100), Florida State (-122)

  • Pittsburgh has failed to cover the spread in each of its last six games.
  • Each of Pittsburgh’s last six road games in November have gone UNDER the total points line.
  • Florida State is 2-4 against the spread this season.

Betting splits

Pittsburgh: (28% of handle, 44% percent of bets)
Florida State: (72% of handle, 56% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

Pitt has continued to fall down a flight of stairs as they’ve gone through ACC play. They lost one-score games to NC State and Boston College before multi-digit losses to Miami and Notre Dame dropped them to 3-4 on the year.

What’s hindered them is their inability to run the football, averaging only 2.9 yards per carry this season. Expect a get right game for the Noles at home coming off a bye.

Pick: Florida State (-1.5)

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