Florida State vs Louisville Betting Odds: Seminoles Looking for First 3-0 Start Since 2015

Florida State's Defense Looks to Slow Dynamic Louisville QB Malik Cunningham

Florida State Looks to Shake Friday Night Road Woes

Florida State vs Louisville Betting Odds: Neither Florida State nor Louisville is getting much love when it comes to the ACC projections. The winner of this game could use the victory to prove some people wrong in the coming weeks.

Florida State, once one of the powerhouse programs in college football, is looking for its first 3-0 start since 2015. A year ago, the Seminoles stumbled out to an 0-4 record in the early stages of the season.

Florida State has won just two of its last 16 road games so Louisville will look to continue the road woes for the Seminoles. The Florida State vs Louisville betting odds favors FSU even with the issues winning away from Tallahassee.

Florida State (+1600) is sixth in the odds to win the ACC championship while Louisville (+8000) is tied for 11th.
Louisville comes in at +10000 in the odds to win the national title while Florida State is currently at +15000.

Florida State vs Louisville Game Information

Florida State Seminoles

Defensive end Jared Verse has wasted little time in making an impact as the transfer from Albany has three sacks in the first two games of the season. He is one of the reasons why the Florida State vs Louisville betting odds favor the visiting Seminoles.

Running backs Treshaun Ward, Trey Benson and Lawrance Toafili have combined for 203 yards per game on 6.3 yards per carry.

Quarterback Jordan Travis is completing 65% of his passes with two touchdown passes. FSU has been leaning on the running game, but at some point, the veteran QB will need to start making some big plays.

Florida State is second in the ACC in the third-down offense as the Seminoles have converted on 59% of the third-down plays.

The Seminoles are second in the conference in total offense with an average of 256 yards allowed per game. The 280 passing yards allowed are the fewest in the ACC.

Louisville Cardinals

Malik Cunningham has not thrown a touchdown pass in the first two games and is completing less than 60% of his passes; however, he is coming off a game with 121 rushing yards in a win over UCF. The struggles with the passing offense have played a role in the Florida State vs Louisville betting odds having the Cardinals as the underdogs at home.

Cunningham and Tiyon Evans are combining for nearly 160 rushing yards per game.

Kenderick Duncan leads the Cardinals with 17 tackles and Benjamin Perry had 12 stops.

Through two games, Louisville ranks last in the ACC with an average of 13.5 points per game. How much has the offense struggled? Louisville has reached the red zone only five times in the first two games of the season.

Sophomore defensive lineman Ashton Gillotte leads the way with two sacks.

Florida State vs Louisville Injury Update

Florida State running back Ja’Khi Douglas is questionable. Running back CJ Campbell, offensive linemen Bless Harris and Kayden Lyles and linebacker Stephen Dix Jr. are out for the season.

For Louisville, quarterback Evan Conley is questionable, and defensive lineman Jermayne Lole (arm) is out for the season.

Florida State vs Louisville Head-to-Head

Louisville has won four of the last six games in the series and has covered against the spread in five of those contests. The total has gone over in four of the last five games in the series played at Louisville and in six of the last eight games in the series.

The last time the teams met in Louisville, the host Cardinals rolled to a 48-16 win in 2020. In last year’s meeting. Malik Cunningham threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others as the Cardinals raced out to the 31-7 lead. FSU scored the game’s final 16 points to make it a one-score game in the fourth quarter. The last two drives by the Seminoles ended with an incompletion on fourth down and an interception.

Florida State vs Louisville Betting Preview

Florida State is second and Louisville fifth in the ACC with 13 and 11 plays from scrimmage of at least 20 yards so there is the potential for some big plays in this game. Only Pittsburgh and North Carolina have allowed more running or passing plays of 20 yards or more than the 11 allowed by Louisville.

According to the college football point spreads, Florida State went from being favored by 1.5 to 2.5 points. Louisville is the slight underdog and the Cardinals have lost four of the last six games when listed as the underdog at home. The Cardinals are also 2-4 against the spread in those games.

Florida State is second in the ACC in passing defense and the Seminoles are allowing just 5.3 yards per attempt in the first two games of the season.

Thanks to sound defense, the total has gone under in the last six games for Florida State vs LSU. Florida State is 4-1 against the spread over its last five games.

Louisville has covered in just three of the last 14 Friday night home games.

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