With the NFL gearing up for a new season on Thursday it will be college football in the center of attention as the Florida St Seminoles will begin life without E.J. Manuel as they hit the road to face the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Seminoles and Panthers get things started from Pittsburgh at 8PM Eastern Time with ESPN TV providing the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check college football odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current odds from this week one college football game have the road side Florida St Seminoles favored by -11 points with an over under line set at 49 points. Those who wager on Florida St on the money line will lay -450 odds with the return on the home underdog Pittsburgh Panthers at +350 odds with a money line wager.
Florida St had seven starters depart from their outstanding defense in 2012 as they must replace nearly their entire front seven. The team had a lot of turnover on the coaching side as six assistants bailed out. Florida St had eleven players drafted in the NFL and that’s a lot of players to replace of that quality for any team. With the 2012 backup for Florida St headed to Clemson via a transfer the Seminoles will introduce freshman quarterback Jameis Winston who starts based on a very good Spring Game. In spring football games the quarterbacks are off target and cannot get hit. It is important to not get too excited over such performances because we all know that sitting in the pocket and delivering passes is a much more secure feeling than having to deliver them in September when the opponent is out to hit you for real. We have seen Florida St struggle in the past with the spotlight shun on the them in these TV games scheduled during the week. Last year they go to NC State and are defeated 17-16 as a -17 point favorite. After a slow start in 2012 the Panthers win their final two regular season games with blowout wins against Rutgers and South Florida. With the stinging 31-17 home defeat to Youngstown St to open the 2012 year you know that head coach Paul Chryst will have his Panthers alive and kicking to make a good showing in front of a national audience in the only game scheduled for Monday Night Football.
With our college football pick for Monday we will play on the Pittsburgh Panthers +11 points against the Florida St Seminoles with sportsbook betting.