Odds Heavily Favor Seminoles

The Florida St. Seminoles (5-3, 2-2) visit the Boston College Eagles (2-6, 1-4) on Thursday evening, aiming to pick up their fourth consecutive win and continue their climb in the ACC ranks.

As one might expect, given the records of the teams involved, FSU is the heavy favorite: according to SB Nation partner OddsShark, oddsmakers favored the Seminoles by 16 points when betting opened, despite the fact that they'll be playing in the cold on just four days' rest. The line has shrunk in the days since, but not by much: all outlets favor Florida State by at least two touchdowns.

One of the Eagles' two wins came against the non-major Massachusetts Minutemen. However, they can pick up their first winning streak of the season if they upset Florida State on Thursday, as they dispatched the Maryland Terrapins, 28-17, in their last outing.

When these two teams met last season, the then No.-16 'Noles came from behind to defeat Boston College. Bert Reed's 42-yard touchdown dash put FSU ahead, 24-19, with 10:50 remaining in the game, and FSU's defense kept Boston College off the scoreboard the rest of the way. The Seminoles' all-time record against the Eagles is 5-4.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.