[8:00 PM] #23 Florida State @ #10 Miami (FL)

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#23 Florida State Seminoles (3-2)

@ #10 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (4-0)


Current odds:

Florida State Seminoles: (+120)

Miami (FL) Hurricanes: (-140)


ESPN simulations have Miami (FL) as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Miami (FL) to win as (XX) favorites.

The line for this game is Miami by 3 points.

With the roles reversed from recent meetings, 10th-ranked Miami (Fla.) hosts No. 21 Florida State while favored to end a six-game losing streak against its instate ACC rival. While the Seminoles, ranked No. 4 in the preseason, already have seen their national title hopes crushed, the unbeaten Hurricanes have outscored their foes 108-44 but have yet to face a team nearly as talented as Jimbo Fisher’s squad.

  The Seminoles have plenty of offensive firepower led by Cook, who has rushed for 407 yards in the last two games, and red-shirt freshman quarterback Deondre Francois (264.7 yards per game), who has exhibited poise and the ability to make plays with both his arm and his legs. His targets include Cook (19 receptions, 15.1 yards per catch) out of the backfield and speedy wide receivers Jesus Wilson (22, 15.5) and Travis Rudolph (17, 14.3). The top performers for the struggling defense, which sorely has missed defensive back Derwin James (torn meniscus), have been linebacker Matthew Thomas (30 tackles) and defensive ends DeMarcus Walker (6.5 sacks) and Brian Burns (four).

While Kaaya – who recorded 405 yards passing in last year’s loss to the Seminoles – remains the key to Miami’s offense, coach Mark Richt is employing a more balanced approach this season (241.8 yards passing, 232.5 rushing) that has left opposing defenses guessing. Running backs Mark Walton (445 yards, 7.1 yards per carry versus 3.5 in 2015) and backup Joe Yearby (323, 7.3 versus 4.9) also have benefited from an improved offensive line. Although the defense gave up more rushing yards last week against Georgia Tech (267) than it had allowed in its first three games combined, it held the Yellow Jackets to three third-down conversions on 12 attempts and produced two touchdowns as freshman linebackers Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney returned fumbles for scores.

When Miami started 4-0 in 2013, its unbeaten run ended with a 41-13 loss to Florida State that began a three-game losing streak.

Florida State has allowed a school-record 177 points through five games.

Seminoles freshman K Ricky Aguayo has picked up where his brother, Roberto, left off last season, converting all 24 of his extra-point attempts to make it 222 in a row for the siblings at FSU.
StreakSmarts Pick: Miami (FL) Hurricanes

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick