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Florida State Seminoles vs. Boston College Eagles 9/16/23 NCAAF Week 3 Prediction, Odds, and Tips

Florida State Seminoles (2-0) vs. Boston College Eagles (1-1)

Florida State Seminoles (2-0) will face Boston College Eagles (1-1) during Week 3 of 2023 collegiate football action, scheduled to kick off at 12:00 PM ET and broadcast live by ABC. This exciting matchup can be expected to provide plenty of thrills. If you’re seeking expert analysis and predictions for this game, make sure you stay tuned for NCAAF best picks for this matchup.

Running back Trey Benson and wide receiver Keon Coleman have both stood out as key figures for the Seminoles this season, amassing an incredible 126 rushing yards on 21 attempts while maintaining an average of 6 yards per carry and scoring three touchdowns. Coleman meanwhile, accumulated 170 yards off 12 receptions, which averages 14.2 yards per catch on average; plus four touchdowns have come his way.

Boston College’s centerpiece players are running back Kye Robichaux and wide receiver Jaden Williams. Robichaux has shown his running ability with 102 rushing yards on 21 attempts averaging 4.9 yards per carry and one touchdown scored. Williams, on the other hand, has shown off his big play-making abilities by amassing 105 receiving yards off only 4 receptions, resulting in an astounding average of 26.3 yards per reception, reaching the endzone once.


Florida State Seminoles vs. Boston College Eagles Game Info

When:Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET
Where:Alumni Stadium


Jordan Travis QB vs. Thomas Castellanos QB

Jordan Travis has emerged as an integral member of Florida State’s offensive strategies, having completed 38 out of 60 passing attempts for 517 yards at an impressive completion rate of 63% and average of 8.6 yards per pass attempt. Boasting six passing touchdowns without an interception while posting an impressive passer rating of 165.4 is testament to Travis’ extraordinary performance.

On the Eagles’ side, Thomas Castellanos leads the charge with a decent completion rate of 58.8%, averaging 6.6 yards per pass. Accumulating 339 passing yards, Castellanos has thrown four touchdowns and a lone interception, showcasing promise. However, his slightly lower passer rating of 136.6 in comparison to Travis might indicate a marginally lower level of efficiency in guiding his offensive unit.

While both quarterbacks exhibit formidable skills, the marginal advantages in Travis’s metrics provide the Seminoles with an edge. This quarterback duel promises a battle between Travis’s aggressiveness and Castellanos’s potential. Although both have managed their interception count admirably, Travis’s superior yardage and completion percentages may pose challenges for the Eagles’ defense.


NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Florida State Seminoles -5000, Total Odds: 55.5

Florida State enters this game as significant favorites with a spread of -28 at -115 odds. Meanwhile, Boston College, considered the underdogs, boasts a spread of +28, also at -115 odds. The game’s total points have been set at 55.5.


Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends 

The Seminoles have been in remarkable form, going 6-2 ATS in their last eight games. Their offense has been particularly explosive, resulting in the total points exceeding expectations in their last five games. The Seminoles have maintained an impeccable 8-0 SU record in their previous eight outings. Notably, their dominance over Boston College is evident, with a 6-1 ATS and an 11-1 SU record in head-to-head matchups. Their away record is equally impressive, boasting a 6-0 ATS in recent road games.


Boston College Eagles Betting Trends 

The recent betting trends for the Eagles reveal some challenges. They have struggled, going 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games, indicating difficulties in meeting expectations. Although their games tend to be high-scoring, with the total points exceeding expectations in five of their last six games, their SU record is less encouraging, standing at 2-7 over the last nine games. In home games against Florida State, the total points have gone UNDER in four of the last five matchups. Their record against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents also leaves room for improvement, with a 2-8 SU record in their last 10 encounters.


Florida State Seminoles vs. Boston College Eagles 9/16/23 Betting Picks

Considering the dominant form of the Seminoles and the struggles encountered by the Eagles, particularly in head-to-head matchups, it appears highly likely that Florida State will cover the significant -28 point spread. Furthermore, for those looking to add more excitement to the game, the best live betting options could offer some intriguing opportunities. Additionally, the offensive prowess displayed by both teams suggests that placing a wager on the OVER for a total of 55.5 points could prove to be a prudent choice. This game is shaping up to be a clear demonstration of the Seminoles’ strength, with Boston College facing a formidable challenge to remain competitive.

Free Pick and Prediction: Florida State Seminoles will win 45-17


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