Michigan takes on Florida State in an Orange Bowl matchup featuring two historic programs. According to OddsShark, Michigan is favored by seven points.
The over-under is set at 52 points. The Seminoles have fared slightly better in Vegas this season. Florida State is 7-5 against the spread while Michigan is 6-6.
The OddsShark computer likes Michigan’s chances of taking care of business in Miami. The computer projects a 38.7-27.8 Michigan victory. The computer is taking Michigan to cover the spread and the over on the point total.
SB Nation’s S&P+ weighted projections take into account how a team finished the season. These projections have Florida State pulling off the upset.
For the majority of the season, Michigan had its eyes on the College Football Playoff. There is likely a bit of a letdown effect for the Wolverines as they head to the Orange Bowl rather than playing for a title. The Seminoles finished their season on a high note.
Freshman quarterback Deondre Francois has almost a full season under his belt. Meanwhile, Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight battled injuries to close out the season. Heavy likes Florida State to pull off the upset as the Seminoles take advantage of a disappointed Michigan team.
Heavy’s Pick: Florida State 24 Michigan 21. Florida State +7. Under on the Point Total.