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Sometimes there's no better way to help decipher a college football wager than taking a look at pattern recognition, which is why your friends over at The Duel have taken the liberty of giving you that exact information for Week 9's game between No. 2 Clemson and Florida State. 


Betting Information: No. 2 Clemson Tigers @ Florida State Seminoles

  • Spread: Clemson (-17, -110) | Florida State (+17, -110)
  • Over/Under: Over 51 (-110) | Under 51 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Clemson (-800) | Florida State (+550)


Here's a look at the most important scoring and performance trends between Florida State and Clemson over the past 10 meetings. 


Full 10-Year Results Breakdown

YearLocationClemsonFSUTotalO/U: 51MarginO/U: 17
2017Clemson, SC311445Under17Push
2016Tallahassee, FL373471Over3Under
2015Clemson, SC231336Under10Under
2014Tallahassee, FL172340Under6Under
2013Clemson, SC145165Over37Over
2012Tallahassee, FL374965Over37Over
2011Clemson, SC353086Over12Under
2010Tallahassee, FL131665Over5Under
2009Clemson, SC402429Under3Under
2008Tallahassee, FL274164Over16Under


What This Tells Us: Aside from two, equally-lopsided victories from the two best teams Florida State has fielded over the past decade (one being the 2013 BCS National Championship team), this series has been decided by 17 points or fewer 80 percent of the time. 


10-Year Over/Under & Margin of Victory Analysis

Over/Under 51 Points2008-172008-17Record Splits2008-17
Over Hits:660.00%Clemson 10-Game Overall:5-5
Under Hits:440.00%Florida State 10-Game Overall:5-5
Highest Over:862011Clemson Road Record:1-4
Lowest Under:292009Florida State Road Record:1-4
Avg. Over:69.33+18.33Road Teams:2-8
Avg. Under37.50-13.50Home Teams8-2


What This Tells Us: The over total in this series has a slight edge over the past 10 matchups, and the average over hit of those six games has averaged more than 18 points above Saturday's 51-point total line. Overall, this has been as even a series as they come spanning the last 10 meetings, but the road teams have struggled mightily to win with 1-4 records each. 


10-Year Scoring Trends

Over/Unders10-Game6-Game4-Game2-Game
Clemson, SC O/U Avg:52.2048.6740.5045.00
Tallahassee, FL O/U Avg:61.0058.6755.5071.00
Total O/U Avg.:56.6053.6748.0058.00
Average Win Margins10-Game6-Game4-Game2-Game
Clemson, SC Avg Win Margin:15.8021.3313.5017.00
Tallahassee, FL Avg Win Margin:13.4015.334.503.00
Total Avg Margin:14.6018.339.0010.00
Avg. Points on Road/Home10-Game6-Game4-Game2-Game
Clemson @ Florida State PPG:58.8065.6755.571
Florida State @ Clemson PPG:55.0048.6740.545
Road + Home Total PPG:56.9057.174858
Home vs. Road Wins10-Game6-Game4-Game2-Game
Wins at Home for Florida State16.0021.506.00None
Wins at Home for Clemson10.5013.5013.5017.00
Wins on Road for Florida State37.0037.00NoneNone
Wins on Road for Clemson3.003.003.003.00


What This Tells Us: While the overall series point total between these two teams have remained fairly close to the 51-point O/U, matchups played in Tallahassee have carried that average to the higher side compared to the ones at Clemson. In the one game that Clemson has won on the road over the past 10 meetings, the margin was a mere three points compared to Saturday's 17-point spread. 


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