Public and prognosticators expect Miami Hurricanes to defeat FSU.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Wide receiver Braxton Berrios
TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Wide receiver Braxton Berrios /

The Miami Hurricanes opened as a 12.5 point favorite against Florida State. That number has increased to 13.5. As the week has progressed the public has bet the game up one point and prognosticators have also predicted that Miami covers the point spread.

This is the third season in a row the Miami Hurricanes enter the game with Florida State as the higher ranked team and the betting favorite. Miami lost 20-19 in 2016 and won 24-20 in Tallahassee last season. Miami was favored by three last season and by two in 2016.

The Hurricanes entered the 2016 matchup as the nation’s tenth ranked team, Florida State was 23rd. Last season Miami was 13th and Florida State was unranked. This year the Hurricanes enter their meeting with the Seminoles 17th and FSU is unranked for the second straight year in their meeting with Miami.

This is the first time since 2007 and ’08 that Florida State is entering the game unranked in back to back seasons. Miami was also unranked in the 2007 and 08 meetings. Prior to that the last time Florida State and Miami were both unranked in back to back meetings was between 1974-77.

Miami is expected to defeat the Seminoles this year going away by most prognosticators. WQAM (the Miami Hurricanes flagship station) Morning host Joe Rose predicts the game will be tight because of the rivalry and he is concerned about Miami quarterback N’Kosi Perry playing in his first game against Florida State.

Former Florida State quarterback Danny Kennell joined Rose and Zack Krantz earlier this week and said that he is concerned about how the Seminoles offensive line can block the Miami front seven. That is something Canes Warning covered earlier this week.

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CBS Sports College Football analyst and RPI metrics guru Jerry Palm picks the Miami Hurricanes to cover the point spread and explains his decision.

"“Remember when this game was appointment television? Now it’s just another rivalry game.Florida State has finally picked up a couple of wins, but needed help from Louisville coach Bobby Petrino late last week to beat the Cardinals. Since the season-opening loss to LSU, Miami has had its offense producing at a high level.FSU has finally managed to find some offense of its own the last couple of weeks, but not against teams the caliber of Miami. Don’t expect the Hurricanes to go easy on their in-state rival. Pick: Miami (-12.5)”"

There are a lot of reasons why Miami should win this game. Canes Warning also took a look at five things to watch against Florida State.

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This is only the third time Miami has entered the Florida State game as a double-digit favorite. The other two were in 1986 and 2002. In both of the other instances, they were also a 13.5 point favorite.

Miami won the 1986 game 41-23. The Hurricanes survived the 2002 game with a 28-27 win when Seminoles placekicker Xavier Beitia missed a 43-yard field goal wide life.

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Florida State fans got some measure of revenge two years ago when the Seminoles blocked Michael Badgley’s extra point that would have tied the game. FSU won 20-19 in the game known as the Block at the (Hard) Rock (Stadium).