The early point spread, total and money line for the Miami football game at Florida State on Saturday has been posted by FanDuel. Miami is an underdog for only the fourth time this season. The Hurricanes have played better this season as an underdog than a favorite, particularly against the spread.
The Miami football team was a 2.5-point underdog at home versus Texas A&M in September, was plus three at North Carolina last month and Clemson was favored by six over the Hurricanes on October 21 at Hard Rock Stadium. Miami defeated Clemson and Texas A&M and lost 41-31 at North Carolina.
Miami has covered in only two of its six games this season against the spread as a favorite. The Hurricanes won 38-3 in the season opener versus Miami (Ohio) as a 16.5-point favorite and 41-7 at Temple favored by 22.5 points. Miami defeated Bethune-Cookman and Virginia but failed to cover the point spread.
Georgia Tech and North Carolina State defeated Miami as underdogs. Miami has failed to cover the point spread the last three times they were favored. The Hurricanes are 1-2 on the road this season overall and versus the spread. Miami won and covered at Temple and lost and did not cover at North Carolina and NC State.
Miami football at Florida State: Odds, Spread and Total
The Miami football team is a 14.0-point underdog at Florida State per FanDuel. The moneyline lists Miami as a plus 480 underdog. Florida State is minus 690 on the money line. The total for the game is 51.5.
Miami at Florida State Betting Trends
Five Miami games have gone over the total this season. That includes three of the last four games. Miami and North Carolina State were significantly under the 44-point total in a 20-6 Wolfpack win on Saturday. The first six 2023 Miami football games alternated between the over and the under.
Florida State is 6-3 this season versus the point spread. The Seminoles have been favored in every game this season except for the season opener versus LSU in Orlando. Florida State failed to cover as a two-point favorite versus Boston College, a 24-point favorite versus Virginia Tech and as a 20.5 favorite at Pittsburgh.
Florida State is 3-1 versus the spread this season at home. Six of the nine Florida State games this season have gone over the total. The total went over in the first three games of the season for Florida State. Without its top two wide receivers at Pittsburgh on Saturday, Florida State did not cover and the game was under the total.
Miami faces a difficult task in Tallahassee on Saturday. The Hurricanes have to eliminate or significantly reduce turnovers. Tyler Van Dyke has thrown 10 interceptions and lost a fumble in his last four starts. Miami will need improved QB play versus FSU. That could come from Van Dyke or backup Emory Williams.