Peach Bowl Betting Preview

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Event Odds
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257
258
12/31
1:00 PM
Houston
Florida State
38
24
54½ -106
+6½ -110
54½ -106
-6½ -102
56½ -110
+8 -115
56½ -110
-8 -105

Houston Cougars vs. Florida State Seminoles Tide Betting Preview

Houston Cougars (12-1) vs. Florida State Seminoles (10-2)

LINE: Florida State -7
TOTAL: 55.5

BUS MAN”S PICK TO COVER THE SPREAD: FLORIDA STATE -7

ATS & Over/Under records

Houston Cougars: 8-5 ATS / O/U 5-7-1
Florida State Seminoles 8-4 ATS / O/U 4-8

Last Game:
Houston beat Temple 24-13 and Florida State beat Florida 27-2.

Current Streak

Houston Cougars: WON 2
Florida State Seminoles: WON 3

Houston Cougars Betting Trends

6-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games
5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. ACC
Under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall

Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends

5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall
4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 Bowl games
Under is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall

Head-To-Head- Betting Trends
    
NONE

Betting Analysis

This game is being held at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

Houston won 10 games this season and they were ranked in the top 25 for much of the 2nd half, but they are a 7-point betting underdog in this Peach Bowl. Both Florida and Houston beat the 1 ranked team they faced, but the Seminoles played a tougher schedule in the ACC.

One of the main reasons that Houston was so solid this season was their defense, which ranks 19th in the nation in opponents’ points allowed, and that has been a change for them, as they are used to having a dynamic offense, but a weak D.

FSU has a balanced offense that ranks 45th in the nation in passing yards per game and 56th in rushing yards per game. Sean McGuire will get the start under center in this game and while he did not play much in the first half he finished strong after taking over and did not throw an INT in the last 2 games.

The one player that the Houston defense has to worry about is RB Dalvin Cook, who rushed for 1,658 yards on the season and rushed for over 100 yards in each of the last 4 games. Oh Yeah, in the season finale facing Florida he rushed for 183 yards.

The key to containing Houston on offense is keeping duel-threat QB Greg Ward Jr. from having a big game. He passed for nearly 2,600 yards on the season, was the Cougars’ leading rusher, and rushed for 148 yards in the last game of the season.

FSU ranks 19th in the nation defending the pass and 32nd defending the run.

Even though FSU was in the ACC Houston did not play a cupcake schedule and in their last 5 games they faced a team that played in a bowl game.

Bus Man’s Pick: I have to go with FSU in this game, as Cook will have a big game on the ground and the Seminoles will win and cover.
 



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