Orange Bowl 2013: Northern Illinois vs. Florida State odds and lines

Mike Ehrmann

The Florida State Seminoles are huge favorites over the Northern Illinois Huskies.

The Northern Illinois Huskies of the Mid-American Conference were able to crash the BCS party, but they face a tall task in trying to defeat the Florida State Seminoles in the 2013 Orange Bowl.

The odds for this game reflect it, as OddsShark.com lists the Seminoles as 13.5 point favorites. Other numbers include the over-under being set at 59 points and the moneyline being set at +425 for Northern Illinois and -525 for FSU.

This game is an interesting match-up, as both offenses score about 40 points-per-game while both defenses surrender under 20 points-per-game. The key in the game will be whether NIU can take care of the ball. They have a negative turnover differential for the season.

Another thing bettors will want to keep in mind is that the under is 5-1 in the last six Orange Bowls.

Kickoff between the Huskies and the Seminoles is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 1.

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