Florida State vs Tennessee Odds, Pick & Prediction: How to Bet Friday’s CWS Nightcap

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Florida State Seminoles vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds

Friday, June 14
7 p.m. ET
ESPN
Florida State Odds
Run LineTotalMoneyline
+1.5
-141
10.5
-104o / -117u
+143
Tennessee Odds
Run LineTotalMoneyline
-1.5
+114
10.5
-104o / -117u
-182
Odds via BetRivers . Get up-to-the-minute NCAAF odds here.

Let's dive into the Florida State Seminoles vs. Tennessee Volunteers odds and picks in our College World Series betting preview for Friday, June 14.


There's potential for the No. 1 overall seed to find trouble early.

Tennessee has started weekends with the pitching combination of Chris Stamos and AJ Causey. Head coach Tony Vitello elected to move Causey from a starter to the first option out of the bullpen on the second weekend of April against LSU.

Stamos, a transfer from California, took the role as a starter despite averaging only 1.6 innings per outing. The results have been mixed for Stamos, recording just five outs over two appearances this postseason.

Despite the issues with Stamos as a starter, Causey has been fantastic as the first option out of the bullpen.

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The potential to get behind on the scoreboard with Stamos on the mound will impede the probability of beating Florida State ace Jamie Arnold.

The sophomore southpaw has redefined electric, tossing 155 strikeouts in 100 2/3 innings pitched thanks to a devastating slider. The owner of an immaculate inning in the Regionals, Arnold was touched up by a UConn lineup that had previous success against left-handed pitchers.

Arnold projects as a favorite of -130 against the starting combination of Stamos and Causey. If Carson Dorsey is the starter for the Seminoles, the Volunteers would project -140 over Florida State.

With Arnold receiving 80 cents of value over Dorsey, the question remains if Tennessee's power-hitting lineup can smash left-handed pitching.

Evansville saw the tape of LSU's Nate Ackenhausen and Vanderbilt's JD Thompson, two southpaws who shut down the Tennessee offense late in the season.

The Purple Aces sent three consecutive left-handers to the mound in the Super Regionals against the Volunteers. Kenton Deverman, Donovan Schultz and Kevin Reed were blasted for a combined 16 earned runs over 7 1/3 innings. Closer Jakob Meyer, also a left-handed pitcher, was touched up for three earned runs in the series finale as well.

The weather will be of no help in this game, as the forecast calls for winds blowing in directly from left field. The projected total with Arnold on the mound is 12.1, while Dorsey expects to fetch 13.3 in the market.

Considering Tennessee allows early runs with Stamos on the mound and smashes left-handed pitching, take a look at the over.

Pick: Over 10.5

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