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FSU Has Dangerous College Football Betting Opener vs. Boise State

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Boise State Broncos Vs. Florida State Seminoles betting odds games and preview

At the onset of Willie Taggart’s arrival at Florida State were hopes of a program revival. Previous head coach Jimbo Fisher was mailing it in at the end. Both school and coach were fed up with each other. Taggart has good connections in the state and was seen as a natural replacement. But a 5-7 record with college football betting games failed to ignite excitement or confidence. Ticket sales have dropped while pressure on Taggart has increased. Specifically, the season opener against Boise State will hardly make life easier. Bronco fans and backers see big things for 2019!

Boise State Broncos Vs. Florida State Seminoles

When: Saturday, Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Where: TIAA Bank Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: Watch ESPN

Boise State Vs. Florida State Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Boise State +4½ (-110) 51½ (-110) +175
Florida State -4½ (-110) 51½ (-110) -210
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Boise State Broncos vs. Florida State Seminoles Overview

Last year the Seminoles finished with a college football betting games Record of 5-7 straight up and 4-8 vs. the odds. Eight of their games went over the total. Specifically, FSU ranked 113th for scoring offense and 90th for points allowed. Florida State missed a bowl for the first time since the 1981 season. Boise State was 10-3 straight up, 7-5-1 against the spread, and 5-8 under the total. Overall the Broncos finished 20th for scoring offense and 30th for points permitted. Boise State qualified for a bowl that was cancelled due to bad weather.

Taggart and Noles Hit Reset Button

Despite the nightmare first season many fans believer it was Fisher as much as Taggart that led to it. Taggart inherited a program that lost its fight and spirit. For that reason, the Seminoles developed a sportsbook reputation for being sloppy. Some of that is on Taggart but uncommitted players share that responsibility. Immediately after the season Taggart made coaching and personnel changes to get everyone on the same page. Namely offensive coordinator Kendal Briles arrives to ignite the attack. Briles developed a dynamic reputation while at Baylor and Houston. Best of all he has material to work with.

Bronco Busting the Power Five

Account of past success against the Power Five do the Broncos have a well-earned reputation for being giant killers. Of major concern is the departure of quarterback Brett Rypien. An inconsistent defense that lacks depth remains a concern as well. Seven starters return for new defensive coordinator Jeff Schmedding.

Boise State and Florida State Against the Spread

The Broncos are:

5-2 against the spread as away dogs
3-8 under the total getting points on the road

The Seminoles are:

4-8-1 vs. the odds as a road favorite
2-6 under the total laying points on away from home

Boise State vs. Florida State College Football Betting Games Picks

In this situation the one matchup advantage Florida State clearly has is talent and depth. Boise State is Group of Five power. However, Florida State remains a name brand for Power Five college football betting games. Following a house cleaning of malcontents, the Seminoles could be one of the most improved teams in the country. More emphatically FSU still has top tier talent.

Boise State Vs. Florida State College Football Betting Games Pick: Florida State Seminoles
Boise State Vs. Florida State College Football Betting Games Score Prediction: Seminoles 27, Broncos 20

Catch recent comment from Willie Taggart about this upcoming game!