During the summer, odds makers across the U.S. and online, had the Florida State Seminoles favored to win the national championship and favored by double-digits in all of their regular season games.
Fast forward to the present, the Seminoles are 12-0 on the season, but are no longer at the top of the futures board for the national championship and will play in the ACC Championship this weekend favored by just 4 points.
The FSU season has been characterized by its close calls, no losses and drama off the field.
The Seminoles have won 28 straight games but will have a tough task at hand when they face Georgia Tech Saturday night.
FSU is 12-0 SU, but 3-9 ATS. However, with a win on Saturday, the Seminoles will likely be one of the four teams selected for the inaugural College Football Playoff.
According to Bovada and sportsbook.com, Florida State is 28-0 straight up and 15-13 against the spread in its past 28 games played.
The Seminoles are 3-10 ATS over their past 13 games played. FSU is 0-5 against the number in its past 5 games against Georgia Tech.
According to betonline and topbet, Georgia Tech is 5-0 SU as well as ATS in its past 5 games overall.
The UNDER has cashed in each of the past 4 games FSU has played.
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the past 9 games Georgia Tech has played.
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the past 6 games between the two teams.
It is strange and almost unbelievable that the sole college football team still unbeaten in the FBS is in danger of not qualifying for the College Football Playoff. Florida State is the defending national champion and no one to date has defeated them but because of lackluster performances, the team could be overlooked by the selection committee.
If Baylor can rout Kansas State or if Ohio State can pound Wisconsin and FSU does not have a convincing win over Georgia Tech, the fourth spot might not be Florida State’s, when it comes time to pick.
Georgia Tech has played very strong of late. Last week they defeated Georgia 30-24 in overtime, as a 10.5-point dog.
However, in the process of defeating Georgia they lost DaAndre Smelter their top wide receiver. He is doubtful for Saturday’s game due to an injured knee.
Jameis Winston, who won the Heisman Trophy last season as a freshman at FSU, was in a two-day student conduct hearing this week that could have some bearing on how he plays this weekend.
Pick: Florida State is against the wall, which is strange for an undefeated team. However, the Seminoles are much stronger than the Yellow Jackets. I like FSU big.