The Clemson Tigers can get back into the thick of the Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division race with a win Saturday night at slumping Florida State. Kick-off is set for 8:05pm EST and online sportsbooks have opened with Florida State as a 6-point favorite in college football week 11 picks with an over/under of 44. The money line has opened with Florida State as a -240 favorite and Clemson as a +200 underdog for the game that can be seen on ABC television.
The resurgent and defending Atlantic Division champion Clemson Tigers have a record of 5-4 straight up and 3-6 against the spread in college football odds with 7 of their games going UNDER the total. Clemson has won 3 of their last 4 games and scored a big win over North Carolina State last week 14-13 although the failed to cover the college football odds as 3.5 point home favorites. The Tigers have been saved by their defense that ranks 12th in the nation for points allowed. The offense has struggled and ranks 70th for scoring and 90th overall. The Florida State Seminoles have lost 2 consecutive games at North Carolina State and then last week to North Carolina at home 37-35 as a field goal attempt at the gun failed to bail them out.
The Seminoles head into college football week 11 picks ranking only 42nd for total offense while the defense is a respectable 25th for points allowed. Quarterback Christian Ponder gets a lot of attention but has been good rather than great with a less than super 6.8 yards per attempt and a 16/7 TD/INT ratio. Chris Thompson has been lights out with 534 yards rushing and a 7.4 yards per carry average. Jermaine Thomas has averaged 5.9 yards per carry while Ty Jones is at 7.6 yards per attempt on the ground to make for a powerful attack. The host has paid out the college football odds for 11 of the last 12 in this series which has gone OVER 5 consecutive times at Florida State.
College Football Picks: Clemson Tigers +6
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