North Alabama Lions (3-7) vs. Florida State Seminoles (10-0)
North Alabama Lions vs. Florida State Seminoles 11/18/23 – As the NCAAF season moves into its 12th week, an exciting matchup is set to occur on Saturday, November 18th between two fierce opponents: North Alabama Lions with an unfavorable 3-7 record will face Florida State Seminoles who boast an undefeated 10-0 streak As we near this matchup, NCAAF weekly picks and analyses become ever more crucial to understanding what could be an eventful game between these teams.
North Alabama Lions have shown glimpses of promise this season, led by Demarcus Lacey and Takairee Kenebrew. Lacey has amassed 581 rushing yards with three touchdowns for North Alabama Lions while Kenebrew has proven invaluable as an offensive weapon with 635 receiving yards with nine touchdowns; his ability to create separation while making key catches will play an integral part of their offensive strategy.
Florida State Seminoles have been absolutely incredible, led by exceptional talents like Trey Benson and Keon Coleman. Benson’s 721 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns showcase his ability to breach defenses and transform games; Coleman, with 562 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns of his own, has proven pivotal to maintaining their offensive dominance. Their matchup against Lions secondary could determine its outcome.
North Alabama Lions vs. Florida State Seminoles 11/18/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET|
|Where:||Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium|
Noah Walters QB vs. Jordan Travis QB
Noah Walters has had an inconsistent season as North Alabama’s quarterback. With 211 completions, 2280 passing yards, and a 59.3 completion percentage he has shown flashes of brilliance; however, 12 interceptions and a passer rating of 123.9 point to areas for improvement. Walters’ style of play will be key against a tough Seminole defense that can force turnovers with its pressure approach.
Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis stands in stark contrast. Boasting a 64.1 completion percentage, 2734 passing yards, and an outstanding passer rating of 155.2, Travis has been an example of efficiency and control during Florida State’s undefeated run – his pinpoint throws and quick decision-making under pressure have played an essential part. How Travis reacts against Lions defense will play out will be crucial to its outcome.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Florida State Seminoles ML, Total Odds: –
The betting odds for this matchup remain TBA. However, given the contrasting records and performances of both teams, the Seminoles are likely to emerge as the favorites. Bettors should consider the Seminoles’ undefeated record and the Lions’ struggle to maintain consistency when analyzing the odds.
North Alabama Lions Betting Trends
The Lions’ betting trends present an array of possibilities. A 3-2-1 overall and against the spread record in their last five games indicates inconsistency; yet their 2-2 road game record against the spread reveals resilience away from home. Two of their five recent totals went OVER which could indicate higher-scoring encounters which bettors should keep an eye on.
Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Seminoles have enjoyed an impressive five-game win streak against the spread in their last five contests; however, their 2-3 record in this span indicates difficulties covering it. Their high-scoring style can be seen through totals going OVER in three of those five contests; something which might continue against the Lions.
North Alabama Lions vs. Florida State Seminoles 11/18/23 Betting Picks
Analysis of this matchup shows the Florida State Seminoles to hold an overwhelming advantage, both in form and talent. Their balanced, potent offense coupled with solid defense makes them clear favorites against North Alabama Lions who will need to maximize offensive opportunities while limiting Florida State Seminoles dynamic attack.
Due to trends and team strengths, it appears to be wiser for top multi-handicapper picks to back the Seminoles; their exceptional home performance was particularly convincing. Betttors who want an edge should explore prop bets focused on individual player performances like Travis or Benson and consider over/under market opportunities due to both teams’ penchant for high scoring games; it makes this market particularly interesting to skilled handicappers.
Free Pick and Prediction: Florida State Seminoles 38, North Alabama Lions 17