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FSU in Golden Nugget’s Football Point Spreads


Golden Nugget, a Las Vegas casino and sports book, has opening its wagering for a number of 2014 college football games. These “Games of the Year” include eight point spreads for the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles.

These spreads reflect the dominance expected from FSU by the professional handicappers in Vegas. They really are staggering, especially considering that the four games not listed — home contests against The Citadel, Wake Forest, Virginia, and Boston College — will all feature even larger gaps. And while these point spreads will fluctuate as the season progresses, at present, in these games considered the Seminoles’ toughest, Florida State is never less than a two-touchdown favorite:

Date
Opponent
Location
Favorite
Spread
8-30-14Oklahoma StateArlington, TXFSU17
9-20-14ClemsonTallahassee, FLFSU17
9-27-14NC StateRaleigh, NCFSU30
10-11-14SyracuseSyracuse, NYFSU21
10-18-14Notre DameTallahassee, FLFSU24
10-30-14LouisvilleLouisville, KYFSU17
11-15-14MiamiMiami Gardens, FLFSU14.5
11-29-14FloridaTallahassee, FLFSU17

What do you think of these lines? Will Miami be the Seminoles’ stiffest competition? Which numbers are too low– and too high?

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