Florida State Seminoles vs. Miami Hurricanes Point Spread
Point Spread Line: Florida State -3
Moneyline: Florida State -145 / Miami +125
Time: 8 PM EST Saturday November 15, 2014 on ABC / WatchESPN
No. 2 Florida State (9-0) vs. Miami (6-3)
Florida State is in the top 4 in the current BCS rankings and they are a slight 2-point road favorite in this game facing an unranked Miami team. Miami will not be crashing the BCS this season, but they can vastly improve their bowl positioning if they can pull off the upset facing the nation's 2nd ranked team.
Miami has won 3 straight and 4 of their last 5 games, but they lost their only gave this season facing a ranked team in Nebraska.
FSU has won 25 straight games and has the reigning Heisman winning QB under center in Jameis Winston. However, Miami has an up and coming star QB in freshman Brad Kaaya, who leads the ACC in TD's and QB rating. Still, one of the keys to FSU keeping their winning streak alive is containing Canes' RB Duke Johnson.
In their last games FSU beat Virginia 34-20 and Miami beat North Carolina 47-20.
FSU is 2-7 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 4-5 and Miami is 5-4 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 3-6.
On the season Miami is 5-0 at home and FSU is 4-0 on the road.
In the last 4 games between these 2 teams FSU has won every time outscoring the Canes 142-70 in that span.
Kaaya has passed for 2,087 yards with 20 TD and 9 INT this season and Miami has 6 players that have at least 142 receiving yards. Phillip Dorsett is the leading WR and is averaging over 30 yards per catch, but racked up most of his yards in 2 games.
Duke Johnson has rushed for over 1,200 yards this season and in his last 5 games he has rushed for 100 or more yards every time. He has been on fire in his last 3 games averaging 196 yards per game.
After leading the nation in overall defense last season they only rank 33rd in the nation ranking 81st against the pass and 35th against the run.
Winston leads the Seminoles and the nation's 10th ranked passing offense. His main target is one of the best in the nation in WR Rashad Greene, who is coming off a 136-yard game and he has over 100 receiving yards in 6 of 9 games this season including 3 of his last 4.
Karlos Williams and Delvin Cook lead the FSU rushing offense and each struggled in the Virginia game, as neither averaged over 4 yards per carry. The Seminoles only rank 104th in the nation in rushing yards per game.
One good thing for Miami is that their strength on defense is their pass D, which ranks 10th in the nation while their run defense ranks 31st.
FSU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall, and they have an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
Miami is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, and they have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games between these 2 teams.
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