Seminoles face another tough test Saturday in Central New York.

Written by Winning NCAA Football Expert ATS Analyst Charlie Red McDougall.

Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting. College Football Point Spread Picks are the best in the industry and will continue through the BCS-title game in January of 2019. When talking about the tradition of Florida State Seminoles football current head coach Willie Taggart understands what’s expected in Tallahassee. After all the Bradenton, Florida native starred at Manatee High school and played the same position nearly a decade after Heisman trophy finalist Tommy Frazier. Taggart came highly recommended after the Jimbo Fisher experiment came to an end, but there will be a price to be paid as he found out first hand the competitive nature of ACC football. On the other side of the field will be another African American head coach, (not that it matters) who has his team off to a 2-0 start in his third season which by all indications could be special. Syracuse hasn’t beaten Florida State since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference but came close in 2017 before losing 27-24. Loyal fans will begin tailgating Friday Night for this highly anticipated matchup between the two Atlantic division foes. Saturday’s contest is at 12:00 PM EST at the famous Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. The ESPN Television Network will be broadcasting. The Opening Betting Line has Florida State as a three points home underdog against the point spread. The betting odds total is sixty-eight and a half points for Saturday’s contest.

After the season-opening disaster in Taggart’s debut in front of a national audience head coach Willie Taggart is convinced he must do things his way. Although they took care of Samford last Saturday, it wasn’t the performance fans expected which caused some concerns in Tallahassee. Fans became irritable after the visitors got off to a 13-0 lead in the opening quarter. Quarterback Deondre Francois put the team on his shoulders with a 320 yards passing and three touchdown performance. Florida State is 0-2 against the spread this season, and the offensive line is still an area of concern; it’s been that way since Francois freshman campaign. Florida State ranks 106th rushing the football, but it’s just two games. Taggart is known as an offensive innovator; they’ve scored only thirty-nine points in two games, 105th in the FBS. Making matter worse they look soft on defense which is out of character for any Florida State football team. Coordinator Brian Ward will have his hands full Saturday against an explosive Syracuse offense. Penalties and special teams have also been suspect with Florida State; it’ll be a make or break game for the Seminoles, they can’t lose two games with Clemson, Boston College, along with the rest of the ACC Atlantic. Bovada.Lv, list the Florida State Seminoles at +750 to win the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Crown.

Syracuse has scored One hundred and seventeen points in two games, although they were against Western Michigan and Wagner it’s still impressive. Quarterback Eric Dungey looks comfortable in Babers system, you can bet it’ll be put to the test Saturday against the athletes that Florida State has on defense. The Orange averages six-yards per play on offense and they play with tempo. Dungey has thrown for 402 yards with a 166.4. QB rating in 2018. What sets everything up for the Syracuse offense is the short to intermediate pass, he’ll also fake a run to a back and take off around the end if Florida State play’s the middle. The Orange are 2-0 ATS this season with both games going well over the total. Syracuse ranks 108th in total defense allowing opponents nearly seven yards per play, and that can’t happen if they want to pull off the upset Saturday. Linebacker Kielan Whitner is their best player; his name must be called often. Syracuse upset then number-two ranked Clemson in the Dome last season, and this could be another signature victory in the Dino Babers era. Syracuse has also been kind to the betting public, 4-0 to the point spread in September, also the home team is 5-2 ATS the last seven. Bovada.Lv, list the Syracuse Orange at +10,000 to win the 2018 ACC Championship.

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Can Louisville be relevant without the services of Lamar Jackson?

Written by College Football ATS Analyst Bobby Wallace.

Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting. NCAA Point Spread Picks are the best in the industry and will continue through the BCS-title game in January of 2019. Bobby Petrino is in his second stint as head coach at Louisville; his first was in 2003-06 where his offenses set records with high scoring affairs against some of College Football’s elite teams. His success drew attention from the NFL Atlanta Falcons, but he soon realized he was more suited teaching kids and it was off to Arkansas and then Western Kentucky before he landed back at basketball-crazed Louisville. Louisville is coming off of what some would call a disappointing 8-5 season in which they couldn’t compete with the elite in College Football. The Cardinals kick off the 2018 season in Atlanta vs. The Alabama Crimson Tide in Orlando, Florida. Petrino will use the game not only to gauge his team but for recruiting purposes as he’s had tremendous success in the Sunshine State. A trip to Clemson in November could be tightly contested, and they get Florida State along with the Kentucky Wildcats of the SEC at home in 2018.

Louisville finished third in the Atlantic division of the Atlantic Coast Conference last season behind Clemson and North Carolina State last season, but it wasn’t because they couldn’t move the football. Louisville put up (544.9) yards of offense per game in 2017, third nationally and most of it was from 2016 Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson who’s now with the Baltimore Ravens. As much as Petrino like Jackson he’s more intrigued with incumbent Jawon Pass who’s six foot four frame makes him a prototypical type of signal caller. He’ll have plenty of weapons in his arsenal with Seth Dawkins, Dez Fitzpatrick, and last year’s leading receiver Jaylen Smith (980) yards. As much as Cardinal fans will miss the heroics of Jackson in the open field the running backs, especially Dae Williams are elated as they will undoubtedly get more chances to showcase their skills. Massive offensive tackle Mekhi Becton anchors a unit which will get better as the season progresses. Jackson is irreplaceable, but with Petrino’s system they’ll rack up plenty of yards.

Fifty-Nine-year old Brian VanGorder will try to do what Peter Sirmon and Todd Grantham couldn’t do as defensive coordinator under Petrino, and that’s stopping opposing offenses. Louisville allowed opponents (27.4) ppg in 2017; they were terrible by ACC standards stopping the run and pass. Sophomore Dorian Etheridge led the team in tackles as a true freshman last year and is the only returning starter who played in all thirteen games in 2017. Since the departure of Sheldon Rankins in 2015, the Cardinals defense has not had a stud who could take over a football game in the trenches; coaches hope G.G. Robinson along with Jon Greener can get the job done. Three starters in the secondary including first-round draft choice Jaire Alexander must be replaced. If the defense can cut down on mental errors and play within the system their numbers should improve VanGorder got fired by Brian Kelly at Notre Dame shortly into the 2016 season; however, Petrino likes giving coaches a second chance after all he got one. Bovada.Lv, list the Louisville Cardinals at 33/1 to win the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Title.

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