FSU Looking for an NCAA Sportsbook Rebound
Posted by: Mike Davis
NCAA online sportsbooks players usually get a feel for a game will turn out by checking out what kind of college football game odds each team is facing. It’s a pretty good strategy for players who don’t have a lot of time to size up certain matches but don’t have a surplus of free time.
Keeping in line with this, college football betting fans gat catch a glimpse at what kind of weekend the Florida State Seminoles will have by checking out the odds they’re facing in their match against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. Spoiler alert: sports wagering sites are predicting a pretty lopsided contest.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs. FSU – Saturday, September 9th
When: 12:00 pm ET
Where: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Football Game Odds:
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +34 (-110) 53 (-110) +8000
Florida State Seminoles -34 (-110) 53 (-110) -21500
The Warhawks are coming off an extremely disappointing 4-8 (3-5 in Sun Belt Conference play) season that saw the program finish 7th in the conference. It was Matt Viator’s first season as the Warhawks’ head coach and the program fared pretty well considering that they finished with two more wins than they did the year before – essentially doubling their win total.
This year, Viator returns at his role as head coach. Viator is joined by second year offensive coordinator Matt Kubik as well as 2nd year defensive coordinator Mike Collins. The entire coaching staff was hopeful that they could build on last year’s success and they got their first chance to do so last week when they faced the Memphis Tigers.
The Warhawks went to war and left it all out on the field. Unfortunately for Louisiana-Monroe, their best effort was not enough to stop the Tigers from usurping them 37-29. Yardage wise, both teams were about even but the biggest setback the Warhawks suffered was their 4 turnovers. If they’re to stand a chance of upsetting FSU, they’ll have to find a way to maintain possession.
Florida State Seminoles
The Florida State Seminoles are coming off a 10-3 season that saw the program finish 3rd in the Atlantic Division. Jimbo Fisher returns to lead the Seminoles in his 11th season with the program (8th at the position) and will be joined by co-offensive coordinators Lawrence Dawsey and Randy Sanders. Charles Kelly will also be returning as defensive coordinator.
The Seminoles faced a gargantuan task in Week 1: trying to knock off the No. 1 team in the nation. Florida State had high hopes to begin the season on a good note, but the Seminoles’ offense never found a way to crack the Crimson Tide.
The Seminoles were only able to find the end zone once and once might have been enough if Florida State hadn’t turned the ball over 3 times in the game. This allowed Alabama’s offense, which is mediocre in every definition of the word, to have excellent field position each and every time they touched the ball.
But the biggest loss of the day came at the hand of the injury bug who took out starting quarterback Deondre Francois. Francois will now miss the rest of the season, essentially flushing the Seminoles’ playoff hopes down the drain.