• The LSU Tigers are 2.5-point favorites against the Florida State Seminoles in Sunday’s primetime showdown.
  • Florida State defeated LSU in New Orleans for the 2022 season opener.
  • The 56.5-point total is favored to go under with -115 odds.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The headliner for Week 1 of the college football season favors the LSU Tigers by 2.5 points against the Florida State Seminoles. Florida State narrowly escaped the Tigers comeback last season with a blocked extra-point attempt with zero seconds left.

Narrow legal sports betting odds predict another classic between the two top 10 teams, but Florida State is a valuable underdog with +120 moneyline odds.

LSU Tigers Vs Florida State Seminoles

Team Spread Moneyline Total
LSU -2.5 (-115) -140 O56.5 (-105)
Florida State +2.5 (-105) +120 U56.5 (-115)

In last year’s game, Florida State was up 24-17 on the LSU one yard line with just 1:20 left on the clock. A crucial fumble allowed the Tigers to regain possession and score as time expired before having the game-tying PAT blocked for a Florida State victory.

Without the goal line fumble, Florida State may have won that game by two possessions. However, legal Florida sports betting sites still favor the LSU Tigers for Sunday night’s top 10 matchup.

Florida State Improvements Through Portal Give an Edge

Florida State returns 87% of their team production in 2023, ranking first in the country. The Seminoles also added the top tight end transfer in Jaheim Bell from South Carolina and top cornerback transfer Fentrell Cypress from Virginia.

A bolstered offensive line of three transfers will lead the way for Jordan Travis and Trey Benson to cash the over at CFB sportsbooks for FSU’s team total. Florida State has -110 odds to score over 27.5 points, which they did in 10 of 13 games last season.

LSU will play the season opener at Camping World Stadium without star defensive tackle Maason Smith, who was suspended for receiving improper benefits. With both teams being ranked in the top 10 for the first NCAAF Coaches Poll, the outcome will have major implications on College Football Playoff betting.

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