Florida State vs. Pittsburgh Pick Odds, Predictions 9/2/13

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2013 NCAA football picks are set to go here at Cappers Info, and we are ready to make our free football picks for all of the best games on the schedule. Check out the Florida State vs. Pittsburgh picks and predictions for what should be a remarkable game on September 2nd.

NCAA Football Picks: Florida State Seminoles @ Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Monday, September 2nd, 8:00 ET
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Week 1 CFB Odds: Florida State -10
Florida State vs. Pittsburgh Live TV Coverage: ESPN

Florida State is one of these teams that punts away games that it has no business punting away each and every season. The Seminoles though, are focused and ready to pounce this year with 11 returning starters from last season’s 12-2 team that was only beaten by the Florida Gators and the NC State Wolfpack. Of course, it’s that loss to NC State that really stings the most, knowing that it was a game in which FSU was favored by 17 points and was up by two scores at halftime. Pittsburgh meanwhile, is coming into the ACC hoping to go off with guns blazing, though we aren’t so sure that’s going to be the case.

There’s a reason that QB Tom Savage hasn’t been a starting quarterback anywhere that he has been for the last four years. He started as a frosh at Rutgers, but since then, he has tried his hand both at Arizona and now at Pittsburgh. He won the lowly battle to try to take over for the departed QB Tino Sunseri, and though Savage is taking over finally, we don’t have a lot of confidence in him. We think that the FSU defense, which features almost a secondary with a ton of experience and a front seven that, though is raw, is very talented, is going to be good enough to shut down the Pittsburgh attack. If newcomer QB Jameis Winston can get 30 on the board for the Noles, that’ll be enough to cover this number.

Florida State vs. Pittsburgh Pick: Florida State Seminoles -10
Compass Bowl Score Prediction: Florida State 31 – Pittsburgh 10

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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