Hot off a 3-game winning streak after starting the season 1-4, the Virginia Cavaliers are back at .500 despite battling injuries all year long. Senior linebacker Charles Snowden came out of the game against Abilene Christian with a broken ankle injury that’s going to require surgery, likely ending his season. (Although worth noting is that this season doesn’t count towards or against eligibility, so I believe he could choose to declare for the draft OR come back for another year if he wanted, without penalty.)
Charles Snowden’s dad confirmed the #UVA LB has a broken ankle that will require surgery. Indicates Snowden’s college career is over.— Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber) November 22, 2020
Crushing news for the ‘Hoos and for one of the real good guys in the game... pic.twitter.com/jxrhkt1vrV
Even with that news, Vegas oddsmakers like Virginia’s chances against a Florida State Seminoles team that’s a shell of FSU of years past. The Hoos open as a whopping 10-point favorite over the Seminoles, who postponed last week’s game against Clemson as the two schools’ medical personnel were unable to agree on moving forward.
College Football— Circa Sports (@CircaSports) November 22, 2020
Week 13 Opening Lines pic.twitter.com/NyLzytZMUp
On the season, Virginia is 6-2 against the spread as follows:
- -4 vs. Duke (W)
- +27.5 at Clemson (W)
- -7 vs. NC State (L)
- +2.5 vs. Wake Forest (L)
- +13 at Miami (W)
- +7.5 vs. North Carolina (W)
- -6.5 vs. Louisville (W)
- -38.5 vs. Abilene Christian (W)
Meanwhile, Florida State is just 2-6 against the spread.
All-time, Virginia is down on the series, 4-15, although the Hoos did take last season’s matchup, winning at home, 31-24.
Other lines around the ACC:
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish (-4) at North Carolina Tar Heels
- Pittsburgh Panthers at Clemson Tigers (-26)
- NC State Wolfpack (-15) at Syracuse Orange
- Duke Blue Devils at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (PK)
- Louisville Cardinals (-2) vs. Boston College Eagles
Virginia and FSU will kick off on Saturday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET, once again on the ACC Network.