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10/14/2011 05:52 PM

Greinke-Garcia duel in NLCS Game 5


MILWAUKEE BREWERS

at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS


NLCS Game 5 - Series tied 2-2
First pitch: Friday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: St. Louis -125, Milwaukee +115, Total: 7.5

The Cards have one more chance to take advantage of the Brewers’ ineptitude on the road when they host Milwaukee for Game 5 of the NLCS on Friday night.

St. Louis will have the right pitcher on the mound. Jaime Garcia has been outstanding in Busch Stadium throughout his career, where he’s 16-9 with a 2.37 ERA over 31 career regular-season starts. Meanwhile, Brewers Game 5 starter Zack Greinke was 5-6 with a 4.70 ERA on the road this year, and he’s been knocked around in both of his postseason starts (10 ER in 11 IP). The Game 4 win pushed Milwaukee’s road record to only 1-3 in the playoffs and 40-45 on the entire season. The money lines are close to even, but they shouldn’t be. ST. LOUIS is the pick.

The FoxSheets have a three-star trend working in the Cardinals’ favor:

Play On - Home teams with a money line of -100 to -150 (ST. LOUIS) - with a very good bullpen whose WHIP is 1.250 or better on the season, good fielding team - turning 1.1 or more DP's/game on the season. (73-28 over the last 5 seasons.) (72.3%, +38.5 units. Rating = 3*).

Greinke (16-6, 3.83 ERA in the regular season) hasn’t delivered in his first two postseason starts. The Brewers won both of his outings (NLDS Game 2 and NLCS Game 1) thanks to outstanding run support, but Greinke has given up 10 runs and 16 hits in 11 innings so far. St. Louis got to him for six runs in six innings in Game 1. The one positive for Greinke in the postseason is his 13-to-2 K/BB ratio.

There are some good recent road trends for Greinke. He allowed two runs or less in six of his seven post-All-Star break road starts, lasting at least six innings in all of those quality starts. That included a tough-luck loss in St. Louis when he held the Cardinals to two runs over seven innings on September 7. He’s allowed only three runs in Busch Stadium over 14 career innings as a starter. He’s also held Albert Pujols relatively in check (6-for-21, no home runs).

The Cards are 11-5 at home this season with Garcia (13-7, 3.56 ERA in the regular season) starting. But one of those losses was a quality start in Game 3 of their NLDS against the Phillies, when he allowed three runs over seven innings. He’s 3-3 with a 3.64 ERA in eight career starts against the Brewers, but he’s been dazzling at home. In four starts against Milwaukee at Busch Stadium, Garcia has allowed only six runs (two earned) and 18 hits over 28 innings. That includes a two-hit shutout in May when he fanned eight batters.

The Brewers are hoping this game could unearth Corey Hart from a brutal slump. Hart is 1-for-12 in the NLCS, but he’s 9-for-22 career against Garcia.

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10/14/2011 05:55 PM

Friday’s getting tips: Ole Miss suspends four players

Weather to watch

Meteorologists are predicting 11 mph winds blowing out to right field for Friday’s Game 5 in St. Louis between the Brewers and Cardinals.

Who’s hot

MLB: Milwaukee is 23-6 in Zack Greinke’s last 29 starts overall.

NCAAF: Hawaii is 12-4 against the spread in its last 16 games overall.

NHL: Buffalo is 7-2 in its last nine home games.

NHL: Anaheim has won seven of its last 10 home games.

Who’s not

MLB: The under is 6-14-1 in Jaime Garcia’s last 21 starts for St. Louis.

NCAAF: San Jose State is 3-9 against the spread in its last 12 home games.

NHL: Carolina is 3-8 in its last 11 trips to Buffalo.

NHL: San Jose has dropped each of its last five road games.

Key stat

28-5-4 – The Carolina Hurricanes were 28-5-4 last season when scoring the first goal of the game. They have scored first in three of their first four games this season but are 1-1-1 in those contests after beating the reigning Cup champion Boston Bruins on Wednesday. The Hurricanes are +155 underdogs Friday at Buffalo.

Injury that shouldn’t be over looked

Brandon Rutley, San Jose State – The status of San Jose State’s top running back remains in question as Rutley is dealing with an ankle injury. If he can’t go, freshman Tyler Ervin could see more work after picking up 40 yards in his first nine carries of the season last week against BYU.

Game of the day

Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals (N/A)

Notable quotable

"This recovery from Europe isn't just a one-day or a two-day event when you travel the number of hours we did and the difference in time change. There's some nights now where they're ... having trouble getting to sleep." – Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle about his team’s preparation ahead of Friday’s home opener against San Jose. The Ducks are set as early +100 underdogs.

Notes and tips

Mississippi will be shorthanded when it faces the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend. Ole Miss has suspended four players for breaking team rules earlier this week. Sitting out will be starting running back Brandon Bolden, standout center A.J. Hawkins, special teams star Philander Moore and offensive guard Alex Washington. Mississippi coach Houston Nutt wouldn't elaborate on what the players did to earn the one-game ban. Bolden will be the biggest loss of all, sitting second on the team with 105 rushing yards while scoring a pair of touchdowns. Ole Miss is currently set as a 26.5-point underdog.

College football bettors are all over Hawaii in the Warriors’ Friday night matchup at San Jose State. As of Thursday evening, better than 74 percent of *********** Consensus bettors were supporting Hawaii. San Jose State has won just two of its last five games overall, but is 4-1 against the spread during that span.

Indianapolis Colts running back Joseph Addai expects to be miss Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a strained hamstring. Addai said he is a "long shot" to suit up after he was injured late in the opening quarter of last week's game against Kansas City. He was unsure when he'd be healthy to return. Backups Delone Carter and Donald Brown are expected to share the carries in Addai's absence. Addai has rushed for 249 yards and a touchdown this season. Indy is set as a 7-point road underdog.

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10/14/2011 05:57 PM

Armadillo: Friday's six-pack

-- Penn State is 7-2-1 vs spread in last ten games vs Purdue.

-- Ball State covered 13 of last 21 as a double digit underdog.

-- Texas Longhorns are 5-15-1 vs spread in last 21 home games.

-- Georgia Tech is 7-2-1 in last ten games as a road favorite.

-- Pitt Panthers covered eight of last 22 as a home favorite.

-- Tulane covered four of its last 19 home games.


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Armadillo: Friday's List of 13: Things I'm looking for this weekend.....

13) If you’re in the Albany area Saturday, Magic Johnson is speaking at SEFCU Arena at 7:00; a crowd of 5,000+ is expected.

12) Can The Eagles snap out of their funk against a rested Washington team? Philly won here 59-28 LY, so they’ll have Redskins’ full attention.

11) Oklahoma State snapped a 12-game skid vs Texas LY, now they’re 7.5-point favorites in Austin; can the Longhorns bounce back from getting crushed by Oklahoma last week?

10) Kansas State-Texas Tech is a good under-the-radar game; Tech has killed them the last three years, but Bill Snyder is working his magic this year, upsetting Miami/Baylor/Missouri in his last three games.

9) Who thought that 49ers-Lions would be the NFL’s feature game this week? Teams are combined 9-1, but Detroit is coming off first Monday night home game in a decade. Bucs got throttled last week coming off their first MNF game in a while, also against the 49ers.

8) Big game in Conference USA Saturday, with SMU-Central Florida a great contrast in styles. UCF coach O’Leary is an old school/smashmouth kind of coach, while June Jones is the guru of Run ‘n Shoot. Not sure if TCU’s jumping to the Big X helps or hurts the Mustangs’ chances of joining that league, since they’ll probably wind up at 12 teams, so they still need to add two more. Being in Dallas obviously helps SMU.

7) Can Arizona State and its 6-foot-8 quarterback go to Eugene and hang with a Duck squad that covered 25 of its last 33 as a home favorite?

6) Times have changed quickly in the Big Dozen, where 3-3 Ohio State is a 4-point dog at 6-0 Illinois. Huh? 6-0 Illinois? This is a very big game for the Illini. Buckeyes are 3-3 with unbeaten Wisconsin up next.

5) Carolina Panthers are 1-4, but covered the spread in three of four losses; their only win came in the rain, but they’ll be dry in the Georgia Dome this week, playing an underachieving Falcon squad that is just 2-3.

4) Texas Rangers are definitely a better team than the Tigers right now, as Detroit's hitters are ravaged by injuries, but can Texas put Detroit away?

3) Brewers-Cardinals have split 22 games this year, heading into Game 5 in St Louis Friday night; Cardinals' starting pitcher failed to finish the fifth inning in the last three games. Hard to win that way.

2) Matt Moore gets his first Dolphin start on Monday night in Swamp, against a Jet squad coming off an 0-3 road trip, while the Fish are off a bye. If Miami can stay close early, the natives could turn on Jet offense.

1) Can Buffalo keep forcing turnovers and send the Giants into their bye week 3-3? Bills have had positive turnover ratio in all five 2011 games. I’m just asking here, but do you think every pro football announcer knows that Swamp Stadium isn’t actually in New York? Or that New Jersey isn’t part of New York? Why do they say they're in New York?

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10/14/2011 05:59 PM

MLB
Dunkel


Milwaukee at St. Louis
The Cardinals look to build on their 10-1 record in Jaime Garcia's last 11 home starts against a team with a winning record. St. Louis is the pick (-120) according to Dunkel, which has the Cardinals favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-120). Here are all of today's picks.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Game 919-920: Milwaukee at St. Louis (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Greinke) 15.316; St. Louis (Garcia) 16.438
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-120); Over




MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up


Friday, October 14

Milwaukee-St Louis are now 11-11 against each other this year; Brewers lost five of last seven road games, including three of four playoff games. Home team won seven of nine Brewer playoff games. Cardinals are 2-2 at home in playoffs. Milwaukee is 14-1 in last 15 Greinke outings; he is 3-1, 4.50 against the Cardinals this year, but has a 6.55 RA in his last four starts. Garcia is 1-2, 6.75 in his last four starts, 1-1, 6.50 in three starts against Milwaukee this year.




MLB


Friday, October 14

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Trend Report
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8:05 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. ST. LOUIS
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games at home
St. Louis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home


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MLB


Friday, October 14

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Hot lines: Friday’s best MLB bet
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Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals (-115, 7.5)

Zack Greinke raised some eyebrows with some interesting comments earlier this week, most notably that St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter was “phony.”

He wasn’t quite as outspoken when he met with the media Thursday, but did give his take on postseason umpiring.

"This is one thing I've been meaning to talk about. I think the home-plate umpires have been amazing so far,” Greinke said. “It's the best zones - better than it is during the regular season. Even the guys I've had, they're not perfect, but in the postseason, the two games I've thrown, I thought, were perfect zones. There have been some mistakes on the field. But calling balls and strikes, I think, is as good as I've ever seen."

Friday’s scheduled umpire is Bill Miller. Unlike a number of umps working games over the last few days, there isn’t much about Miller’s numbers that jump out at baseball handicappers.

But the numbers of Thursday’s starters speak for themselves. Greinke allowed six runs over six innings in his last trip to the hill and St. Louis has dropped each of Jaime Garcia’s last three starts as he’s working on a 7.80 ERA over that span.

"After you make a start where things don't go your way, you get a little anxious," Garcia told reporters about giving up six runs in Game 1 of the NLCS. "But it's part of it. It's part of the game. You've got to have that feeling.”

With these two guys sharing the mound again Friday, we have a pretty good feeling about the over.

Pick: Over


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10/14/2011 06:00 PM

MLB
Long Sheet


Friday, October 14

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MILWAUKEE (101 - 70) at ST LOUIS (95 - 76) - 8:05 PM
ZACK GREINKE (R) vs. JAIME GARCIA (L)
Top Trends for this game.
GREINKE is 9-20 (-13.7 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GREINKE is 5-16 (-13.3 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GREINKE is 6-16 (-12.6 Units) against the money line in road games after a win over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
GREINKE is 6-18 (-13.4 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
ST LOUIS is 35-17 (+15.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Friday over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 71-47 (+15.2 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
ST LOUIS is 76-55 (+8.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ST LOUIS is 45-31 (+9.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
ST LOUIS is 45-22 (+17.6 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 25-15 (+12.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
GARCIA is 17-6 (+10.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
MILWAUKEE is 102-70 (+22.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 54-31 (+16.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
MILWAUKEE is 102-70 (+22.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
GREINKE is 23-7 (+14.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
GREINKE is 23-7 (+14.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
ST LOUIS is 181-153 (-20.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 85-77 (-28.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 178-150 (-20.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 11-11 (+0.1 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season
11 of 19 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

ZACK GREINKE vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
GREINKE is 5-3 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.235.
His team's record is 5-3 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-4. (-0.4 units)

JAIME GARCIA vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
GARCIA is 3-3 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.298.
His team's record is 4-4 (-1.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-5. (-2.3 units)

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10/14/2011 06:02 PM

MLB
Short Sheet


Friday, October 14

NL Championship Series - Best of 7 - Game 5 - Tied 2-2
MILWAUKEE at ST LOUIS, 8:05 PM ET TBS
GRIENKE: 5-16 TSR in road night games
GARCIA: STL 10-0 Under if playoff series is tied

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10/14/2011 06:11 PM

MLB


Friday, October 14

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Brewers at Cardinals - Game 5: What bettors need to know
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Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals (-122)

Series tied 2-2

THE STORY: The Milwaukee Brewers spent a lot in prospects over the winter to bring in Zack Greinke. A strong regular season seemed to validate that investment, but Greinke has had a little trouble in his first taste of the postseason. The former Cy Young Award winner will get a chance to turn that around when he takes the mound in Game 5 on Friday at Busch Stadium. Milwaukee picked up the franchise’s first postseason road victory since 1982 on Thursday to even the series at two games apiece. The St. Louis Cardinals have one more home game to regain control of the series.

TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, TBS

PITCHING MATCHUP: Brewers RH Zack Greinke (1-0, 8.18 ERA) vs. Cardinals LH Jaime Garcia (0-2, 7.36 ERA).

Greinke backed into a win in Game 1, getting bailed out by the offense after surrendering six runs in as many innings. The righthander has been touched for 16 hits and 10 runs in 11 innings during the postseason. Greinke went 5-6 with a 4.70 ERA on the road this season, including a loss at Busch Stadium on Sept. 7.

Garcia allowed six runs of his own in Game 1, lasting just four innings to absorb the loss. Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder each homered off the lefthander in the contest. He has been considerably better at home, posting a 9-4 mark with a 2.55 ERA in 15 starts.

ABOUT THE BREWERS: Randy Wolf led all active pitchers with 342 starts without a postseason victory until Thursday, when he turned in Milwaukee’s first quality start of the series with seven strong innings. Wolf, who allowed a pair of solo home runs in the 4-2 triumph, got some help from a familiar source when Braun drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the fifth. The Brewers ensured that the series would return to Miller Park for a Game 6 on Sunday.

ABOUT THE CARDINALS: St. Louis has been getting tremendous work from its bullpen lately but has also been asking a lot of the relievers. After four innings in Game 4, the bullpen was forced to cover 4 2/3 on Thursday when Kyle Lohse was knocked out in the fifth. The Cardinals dropped Matt Holliday to fifth in the order and inserted Allen Craig in right field on Thursday, getting home runs from each.

TRENDS:

* Under is 4-0 in Garcias last four home starts vs. Brewers.
* Under is 16-6-4 in the last 26 meetings in St. Louis.
* Brewers are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings.
* Over is 10-2 in Bill Miller's last 12 games behind home plate.

FINAL PITCH: St. Louis is 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position since the first inning of Game 3

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10/14/2011 06:15 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record
10/13/11 0-­3-­0 0.00% -­1725 Detail
10/12/11 1-­0-­1 100.00% +­500 Detail
10/11/11 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1050 Detail
10/10/11 1-­3-­0 25.00% -­1225 Detail
10/09/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
10/08/11 1-­1-­0 50.00% -­35 Detail
10/07/11 2-­2-­0 50.00% +­255 Detail
10/06/11 1-­1-­0 50.00% +­215 Detail
10/05/11 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­1005 Detail
10/04/11 3-­3-­1 50.00% -­35 Detail
10/03/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
10/02/11 5-­1-­0 83.33% +­2505 Detail
10/01/11 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­1000 Detail
Totals 24-­18-­2 57.14% +3410

Friday, October 14

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Milwaukee - 8:05 PM ET St. Louis -124 500

St. Louis - Over 7.5 500

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10/15/2011 05:30 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record
10/14/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
10/13/11 0-­3-­0 0.00% -­1725 Detail
10/12/11 1-­0-­1 100.00% +­500 Detail
10/11/11 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1050 Detail
10/10/11 1-­3-­0 25.00% -­1225 Detail
10/09/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
10/08/11 1-­1-­0 50.00% -­35 Detail
10/07/11 2-­2-­0 50.00% +­255 Detail
10/06/11 1-­1-­0 50.00% +­215 Detail
10/05/11 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­1005 Detail
10/04/11 3-­3-­1 50.00% -­35 Detail
10/03/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
10/02/11 5-­1-­0 83.33% +­2505 Detail
10/01/11 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­1000 Detail
Totals 26-­18-­2 59.09% +4410

Saturday, October 15

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Detroit - 8:05 PM ET Detroit +141 500

Texas - Over 9 500

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10/15/2011 05:31 PM

Saturday's betting tips: Northwestern has Iowa's number

Who’s hot

MLB: The Over is 9-2-2 in the last 13 Tigers-Rangers matchups in Texas.

NCAAF: Tennessee is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games as an underdog of 10.5 points or more.

NCAAF: The Under is 8-1 in North Carolina’s last nine home games.

NHL: The Over is 8-1-2 in Ottawa’s last 11 games.

CFL: Winnipeg is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 road games.

Who’s not

MLB: The Tigers are 2-6 in their last eight games as an underdog.

NCAAF: Fresno St. is 14-29 ATS in its last 43 conference games.

NCAAF: Iowa is 1-5 ATS in its last six meetings with Northwestern.

NHL: The Devils are 0-5 in their last five road games.

CFL: The Over is 1-5 in the last six Winnipeg-Edmonton meetings.

Key stat

55 -- That's the percentage of Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase's passes that have gone to WR A.J. Jenkins, who also has caught seven of Scheelhaase's 10 TD throws. The No. 15 Illini, who are 3.5-point home favorites over Ohio State, move Jenkins around constantly to create mismatches.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

No. 25 Penn State, an 11.5-point home favorite over Purdue on Saturday, won’t have leading WR Derek Moye. He broke his left foot when he slipped on stairs in his apartment, and will miss at least two games. A senior, Moye leads the Nittany Lions with 28 catches for 485 yards and three TDs. While Penn State will miss Moye, the Lions will have RB Brandon Beachum and DBs D’Anton Lynn and Stephen Morris available. Penn State is 1-7 ATS in its last eight games.

Game of the day

ALCS Game 6: Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers (-145, 9)

Notable quotable

“The Jets are done! I feel so sorry for the Jets. I said this before the season started, I have never seen a team under this kind of pressure that the Jets were going to be under this season. Satisfaction will only hit you when you get to a Super Bowl. And, there is no way.” – Hall of Fame WR Michael Irvin on the 2-3 Jets, who are 7-point home favorites against winless Miami on Monday night.

Notes and tips

No. 17 Virginia Tech, a 6.5-point favorite at Wake Forest, is 23-5 in conference road games since joining the ACC in 2004. The Hokies have won nine straight road games since a 28-23 loss at Georgia Tech in 2009. And Virginia Tech has won both previous visits to Wake Forest, 27-6 in 2006 and 17-10 in 2004.

Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is now practicing without limitations as the former MVP tries to come back from concussion-like symptoms. Crosby, 24, who took head shots in consecutive games in January, won’t put a timetable on when he’ll start playing again. Pittsburgh is off to a 3-0-1-1 start without him.

It is unclear who will start at QB for Maryland when the Terps host No. 8 Clemson as 8.5-point dogs. Coach Randy Edsall pulled 2010 ACC Rookie of the Year Danny O’Brien during last week’s game at Georgia Tech, and backup C.J. Brown nearly rallied Maryland to victory. O’Brien is a better pure passer, while Brown is more of a dual threat. Brown ran for a 77-yard TD on a zone read against the Yellow Jackets but finished 4-of-17 passing for 36 yards with an interception.

Florida State, a 12.5-point favorite at Duke, will start freshman tackle Bobby Hart and sophomore guard Garrett Faircloth in place of injured seniors Andrew Datko (shoulder) and David Spurlock (knee) respectively. The reeling Seminoles are 1-7 ATS in their last eight ACC games.

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