Last Updated Jul 24, 2022, 7:43 PM

2022 FSU Seminoles Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions


The Florida State Seminoles won four games inside the ACC last season, but still managed a 5-7 record overall, which meant missing a bowl game for the second straight season, and third time in the past four years. The last time Florida State missed a bowl in two or more straight seasons was a five-year stretch from 1972-76, which saw the team burn through three coaches. The third and final coach FSU settled upon for the '76 season was Bobby Bowden. He didn't go bowling in his first year, but 1977 was a Tangerine Bowl win, and the rest is history, and pretty good history.

FSU has had very good history until recently, even during the Jimbo Fisher era, but the mystique has been gone from this program for some time, and it's up to head coach Mike Norvell to get it back. He is 8-13 through his first two seasons in Tallahassee, and he might be running out of time if the team has another sub-.500 performance.

Florida State will be aiming for its first winning season inside the ACC since a 5-3 mark in the 2016 campaign. That's also the team's last 10-win season. There is a good chance it gets there.

QB Jordan Travis had a lot of ups and downs, but he showed signs of life. He completed 62.9% of his passes for 1,539 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions across 10 games while running for 530 yards and seven scores. The latter actually tied for the team lead, and he managed a 5-2 record as a starter. WR Mycah Pittman transferred in from Oregon and turned heads in spring practice sessions, and the two built a nice rapport which will hopefully spill into the fall.

FSU was money when it got into the red zone, too, something Travis, Pittman and the 'Noles hope to continue. In 2021, the team scored touchdowns on 73.8% of its trips to the red zone.

Defensive coordinator Adam Fuller did a good job last season improving his unit considerably, and DBs Omarion Cooper and Kevin Knowles really emerged as a solid young core players. DE Jermaine Johnson II had 70 tackles, including 18 for loss, and was a disrupter up front. Unfortunately for FSU, Johnson and Keir Thomas have each elected to move along, leaving the pass rush uncertain.

The Seminoles are slowly turning a corner and improving, but so are a lot of ACC teams. Road trips to rival Miami and NC State won't be easy, and a neutral-site game against an emerging LSU team will be tough. At least FSU gets Clemson and Wake Forest at home, as well as rival Florida, but there aren't a lot of easy games on the slate. Just getting back to bowl eligibility will be a successful season to build upon. This is a six- or seven-win team, with the lean toward a 6-6 regular season.

Best Bet: FSU Win Total Under 6.5 (+110)


  • Sat., Aug. 27 - vs. Duquesne
  • Sun., Sept. 4 - vs. LSU*
  • Fri., Sept. 16 - at Louisville
  • Sat., Set. 24 - vs. Boston College
  • Sat., Oct. 1 - vs. Wake Forest
  • Sat., Oct. 8 - at NC State
  • Sat., Oct. 15 - vs. Clemson
  • Sat., Oct. 29 - vs. Georgia Tech
  • Sat., Nov. 5 - at Miami-Florida
  • Sat., Nov. 12 - at Syracuse
  • Sat., Nov. 19 - vs. Louisiana
  • Fri., Nov. 25 - vs. Florida


  • Over 6.5 (-130)
  • Under 6.5 (+110)



If FSU were playing in the Coastal Division, I'd feel slightly better about its chances. Anything can happen in the topsy-turvy Coastal. In the Atlantic, Clemson has dominated for years, Wake Forest is coming off an Atlantic Division title last season, and NC State is on the come and looking like a dark horse contender. FSU would do well to finish in the upper division of the Atlantic, but they're not a legit threat to win titles anytime soon.



FSU just doesn't have the horses to contend for a national title, although Norvell is slowly starting to return the program to more respectability after Willie Taggart left the team in shambles. But it might be more of a five-year plan than a one-year plan to get back into the national conversation. Don't waste your money here.

Dual-threat QB Jordan Travis was 5-2 as a starter in 2021. (Getty Images)


Mycah Pittman (WR) +35000

Pittman really jelled nicely with Travis in spring drills, but let's see how things go on the field before anointing him the next big thing. He had had a total of just 38 grabs for 537 yards in his college career, and his lone two touchdowns came in 2019 at Oregon. There's a reason he was unable to crack the Ducks main rotation, so there is no reason to get hype about him suddenly emerging as a Heisman threat.


  • SU: 5-7
  • ATS: 6-6
  • O/U: 4-8
  • ATS-Home: 3-4
  • ATS-Road: 3-2
  • ATS-Favorite: 1-3
  • ATS-Underdog: 5-3


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