Florida State 2019 Betting Guide: When to Wager on the Seminoles
Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Cam Akers
Florida State’s 2019 Betting Odds
- Odds to Win National Title: 300-1
- To Win ACC: 16-1
- To Make to Playoff: 75-1
- Win Total: 7.5
Florida State Schedule, Projected Spreads
What to Like about Florida State
Plenty was written about the failures on the offensive side of the ball, but Florida State had one of the best defenses in the country. The Seminoles are 17th in defensive returning production, giving us a good indication we can rely on Harlon Barnett in his second year as defensive coordinator.
Despite ranking 130th in starting field position, the Seminoles’ defense was 40th in finishing drives. Florida State was 26th in rushing S&P+ and 13th in completion percentage. With any help from an offense that was 130th in average third-down distance, the defense could be a top-20 unit.
Offensive help has come in the form of offensive coordinator Kendal Briles. From Baylor to Florida Atlantic to Houston, there has not been an offense that Briles didn’t make efficient and explosive.