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<h1>Rose Bowl Betting Pick – 2015 Oregon Ducks vs. FSU Seminoles</h1>

Oregon Ducks vs. Florida State Seminoles Betting Pick for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Current BETTING LINE: Oregon -10 Over/Under 71.5

Last Game: Oregon won the Pac 12 title game with a 51-13 thrashing of Arizona,  which avenged their only loss of the regular season, and Florida State won the ACC title game with a 37-35 win over Georgia Tech

ATS Consensus PICK: OREGON -10

This is one of the BCS semifinals and the winner will face the winner of the Alabama vs. Ohio State game for the BCS title game. FSU was undefeated this season, but Oregon is the ESPN Pick in this game favored by 10 points. The Fox Sports Pick for Oregon vs. Florida State is the Ducks, as they were simply awesome after their lone loss in the first half of the season.

FSU is undefeated and they are riding the nation’s longest winning streak, but they did not play in a killer conference and they were only 3-10 ATS on the season. On the other side of the coin Oregon played in a tough Pac 12 conference and after losing to Arizona they covered the spread in their last 8 games. Oh yeah on top of that after falling to Arizona the Ducks did not have one close game with 8 straight blowout wins.

In facing teams that have a winning record FSU is only 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games and Oregon is 19-7 in their last 26 games.

I mentioned that Oregon was on fire at the end of the season, but the same cannot be said about FSU. In their last 5 games of the season they only covered the spread one time. Also, in their last 4 games the did not win a single game by  more than 5 points and 3 of those games were facing teams that were not ranked.

The Ducks have the nation’s 3rd highest scoring team in the nation, which does not bode well for the Seminoles, who rank 49th in the nation defending the pass,  112th in sacks, and 56th defending the run. In their win in the ACC title game FSU gave up 465 total yards and in their last 10 games after giving up more than 450 total yards they have only covered the spread 1 time.

Heisman winner Marcus Mariota, who had 38 TD this season and only had 2 INT, leads Oregon’s offense. He passed for over 300 yards in each of his last 3 games and the Ducks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after having more than 280 passing yards in their previous game.

The Seminoles have failed to cover the spread in their last 5 non-conference games.

Most of the CBS Sports Picks have Oregon winning and covering in this game. Also, most of the betting trends point to the Ducks being the ESPN Pick. Follow both of those things, as Oregon will easily win this game and cover the double-digit spread.

Betting Records and Betting Trends

ATS – O/U Records:

Oregon: 9-4 ATS / O/U 6-6-1

Florida State: 3-10 ATS / O/U 5-8

Betting Trends


8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall

6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games

4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games

Over is 5-2 in their last 7 non-conference games

Florida State Betting Trends

2-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record

1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall

0-5 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games

8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 bowl games

Under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall


First time these two teams are playing against each other in the Rose Bowl.