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College Football Odds: Virginia opens as 10-point favorites over Florida State

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A 2-5 record vs. a 2-4 record next Saturday under the lights!

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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.)

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.

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:

Virginia and FSU will kick off on Saturday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET, once again on the ACC Network.