Florida State vs. Clemson: Complete Betting Guide for Epic Week 8 Showdown

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Florida State vs. Clemson: Complete Betting Guide for Epic Week 8 Showdown
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The No. 5 Florida State Seminoles and No. 3 Clemson Tigers are getting ready for an epic clash in Memorial Stadium that will likely decide the fate of the ACC, the BCS picture and much more.

While the stakes are high enough, gamblers can raise them even further by putting down a wager on the outcome of the contest.

Let’s take a look at the best ways to bet this game and more in our FSU vs. Clemson betting guide.

 

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. ET

Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C.

Watch: ABC

 

Last week’s results

Florida State Injury Report (via USA Today)

Player

Position 

Status/Updated

Ukeme

 Eligwe

LB

Ques Sat - Suspension - 10/13/13

Demonte

 McAllister

DT

Ques Sat - Concussion - 10/13/13

Tyler Hunter

DB

Ques Sat - Neck - 10/13/13

Ira Denson

OL

out for season - Shoulder - 10/4/13

Mario Pender

RB

out for season - Eligibility - 8/30/13

Jeremy Kerr

TE

Out indefinitely - Knee - 8/23/13

Kevin Haplea

TE

out for season - Knee - 8/23/13

Willie Haulstead

WR

out for season - Academics - 8/17/13

Greg Dent

WR

Out indefinitely - Suspension - 8/15/13

Jarred Haggins

WR

out for season - Knee - 8/15/13

 

Clemson Injury Report (via USA Today)

Player

Position

Status/Updated

Shaq

 Lawson

DE

Prob Sat - Shoulder - 10/15/13

Patrick DeStefano

OL

Ques Sat - Neck - 10/13/13

Kevin Dodd

DE

Ques Sat - Toe - 10/13/13

Carlos Watkins

T

Ques Sat - Personal - 10/13/13

Dane Rogers

DE

Ques Sat - Personal - 10/13/13

Charone

 Peake

WR

out for season - Knee - 9/12/13

Mackensie

 Alexander

DB

Out indefinitely - Groin - 10/3/13

Scott Pagano

DT

out for season - Ankle - 9/12/13

 

Point Spread: FSU -3.5

ODDS VIA SCORESANDODDS.com

Despite being on the road and being ranked lower, the 'Noles are coming into this marquee matchup as the favorite. The public loves Jameis Winston under center and believes that the Heisman candidate can continue to cover the spread.

It’s not completely out of the realm of possibility, as Florida State has won 11 of their last 12 battles with conference foes.

However, Clemson has history on its side. The Tigers have covered the spread and won in each of the past five matchups played in Memorial Stadium. FSU has been burning its backers in this rivalry game, as it is just 1-7 ATS over the past eight contests vs. the Tigers

Regardless of the opponent, Clemson players come to play when the linesmakers disrespect them at home and install them as the ‘dog. The team is 7-3 ATS in when expected to lose in Death Valley over the last 10 years.

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Go with the Tigers here, as their combined offensive and defensive prowess should be enough to scrape by the Seminoles after a back-and-forth war that will be decided by a handful of big plays and critical stops.

Clemson has the big game experience and home crowd advantage and that will be the difference in this showdown with unproven Florida State.

Prediction: Clemson 28 - Florida State 24 

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