Some of the first game-specific lines have been released for the upcoming college football season, and one Vegas bookmaker is already showing its hand about how things could play out in 2016, at least in some of the more marquee matchups. And for the Florida State Seminoles, the big games commence on Labor Day.
That's when the 'Noles will open the season against the Ole Miss Rebels in Orlando. This primetime, nationally televised matchup of power-five conference opponents, per the South Point Casino Hotel sports book, has FSU opening as a three-point favorite over the Rebs.
The next FSU game handicapped is routinely one of college football's more anticipated showdowns: Florida State vs. Clemson. This contest is currently handicapped at more or less a coin flip, with the Tigers presently sitting as one-point favorites in Tallahassee.
Which brings us to the real grudge match: 'Noles vs. Gators in Doak Campbell Stadium. The early returns are very pro-FSU, as the Seminoles open as 11-point favorites at home.
What do you think of these lines? Which ones do you feel should be higher or lower-- and how many of you have already made your bets?