The Florida State Seminoles vs. Clemson Tigers picks are some of the toughest to make on the 2013 NCAA football schedule, and today, we are making our college football picks and predictions and trying to beat the CFB odds here at Cappers Info.
Week 8 CFB Picks: Florida State Seminoles @ Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 19th, 8:00 ET
Location: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Week 8 Betting Odds: Florida State -3 (Off)
Florida State vs. Clemson Live TV Coverage: ABC
It’s the game of the week for sure in football regardless of whether we’re talking about the pros of the college game, and this is going to be a heck of a game. The winner will be in the ACC Championship Game for sure, and the loser will be left with an 11-1 season at best that might end in a trip to the Sugar Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl. The winner will be ranked third in the land for sure on Sunday. The loser will be barely hanging onto a spot in the Top 10 in all likelihood, if even that. On top of that, the winning team’s quarterback will likely be the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy, while the losing team’s quarterback will probably not have a shot of going to New York this year barring a huge end of the season.
Here’s the problem for Florida State. The team hasn’t played against anyone this year. Sure, it hasn’t been challenged, but it hasn’t really had any massive competition either. The Tigers have at least had a couple challenges this year of different varieties. We think that being tested by the Boston College Eagles last week was good for this team. We also think that it was a good thing to play against the Georgia Bulldogs at the start of the year. However, from an X’s and O’s standpoint, we just don’t like what this Florida State team is bringing to the table. This isn’t a good matchup, knowing that this defense hasn’t faced an offense like this before and the offense hasn’t faced a crowd like this before. The Tigers have a massive home field advantage, and playing at night is a brutally tough thing here in Death Valley. Giving Clemson points at home is nuts at night, especially against an FSU team that we don’t think has proven a ton over the course of the season in spite of its perfect record.
Florida State vs. Clemson Pick: Clemson Tigers +3
Florida State @ Clemson Score Prediction: Clemson 34 – Florida State 31