Virginia Tech at FSU NCAA Football Week 1 Odds & Prediction.

Virginia Tech at FSU NCAA Football Week 1 Spread & Prediction

Written by on August 24, 2018

Staying at the top of the heap in college football is one of the toughest tasks in sports, especially with so many players shipping out to the NFL each year. Even when schools are able to pull in the best prospects in the nation, there is no guarantee that they are going to pan out and keep a team at the top. Things are going to feel a little different in Tallahassee this season, as there will be a new coach patrolling the sidelines in 2018. Willie Taggart will be the new man in charge and he has some tough shoes to fill after the departure of Jimbo Fisher. The Seminoles had a down season in 2017, but still, have some very talented players at their disposal. It is going to be interesting to see how those players react to a new voice and a new system, as well as seeing how the first batch of recruits helps or hinders this team. The Seminoles will kick off their season as NCAAF Betting favorites with a Labor Day game on Monday night at home to the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Virginia Tech at FSU NCAA Football Week 1 Spread & Prediction

  • When: Monday, September 3 at 8 PM EST
  • Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAA Football Week 1 Odds: Florida State -7.5 (Total 56.5)

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Recent Head to Head (Last 7 Games)

  • Record: Florida State leads 5-2
  • Score: Virginia Tech 27.71 / Florida State 30.71
  • Rush Yards: Virginia Tech 128.29 / Florida State 60.57
  • Pass Attempts: Virginia Tech 30.41 / Florida State 31.43
  • Completion Percentage: Virginia Tech 54.46 / Florida State 56.82
  • Passing Yards: Virginia Tech 251.14 / Florida State 257.71
  • Total Yards: Virginia Tech 379.43 / Florida State 318.28
  • Turnovers: Virginia Tech 1.86 / Florida State 1.43

Why bet on the Virginia Tech Hokies?

This is one of the biggest games of Week 1 of the college football season, and it is definitely the biggest game on the ACC calendar this week. The Hokies have a legitimate shot at taking the ACC Coastal Division, although they are going to have a tough fight on their hands against a Miami Hurricanes team that came very close to making the playoffs last season. A win in the opening week against a top 25 team could certainly serve as a major boost for the Hokies, who have many starters returning this year. They will be looking for the same type of start that they had last season when they beat a ranked West Virginia team in the opening game of the season. They finished last year 9-3 before losing their bowl game, but with so many returning starters, including at QB, they could be poised to take a step forward.

Why bet on the FSU Seminoles?

The Seminoles are much like the Hokies in that they have a lot of talent returning to the field this season, but the big question here is how they will all react to a new coach on the sidelines. While last season was a huge disappointment for the Seminoles, you do need to feel some sympathy for them. Virginia Tech at FSU is scheduled for Monday, September 3rd. They opened the year with a tough loss to the eventual National Champions and then spent the next few weeks having games canceled and rescheduled during Hurricane season. It may be asking a little too much of this team to win a division that is also home to Clemson, but you never know what sort of confidence boost they could get from a win here. There is a pretty brutal schedule ahead of them, though, so they are probably going to need all the confidence they can get.

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Expert Pick and Score Prediction

I think we are in for a close one here, although it’s tough to go with head to head stats considering that these two haven’t met since 2012. I think that it will be the Seminoles who get the slight edge at home. Score: Virginia Tech Hokies 20 – Florida State Seminoles 23