Florida State Seminoles vs. Charlotte 49ers Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/17/13
Charlotte 49ers (7-2) at Florida State Seminoles (6-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -10.5 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles and the Charlotte 49ers face off on Tuesday in Tallahassee in college basketball action.
The Florida State Seminoles have lost three of their last five games but none of the losses were to teams not expected to be in the NCAA Tournament. FSU lost to Michigan, Florida, and Minnesota but they are a perfect 3-0 at home this season. Ian Miller leads the Seminoles in scoring averaging 14.6 points per game. Okaro White is averaging 14.2 points and 6.7 rebounds, Aaron Thomas is averaging 10.2 points, and Montay Brandon is averaging 9.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Florida State is averaging 76.8 points and they are shooting 49.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting just 38.1 percent. The Noles have played the 207th ranked schedule in the nation but it will get increasingly difficult.
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The Charlotte 49ers are 7-2 for the season but overall they have looked solid on the floor this season. While the 49ers have played what is ranked as the 307th toughest schedule they have wins over Michigan and Kansas State under their belts. Shawn Lester is averaging 14.4 points and 5.1 rebounds to lead UNC-Charlotte in scoring. Mike Thorne is averaging 12.6 points and 7.8 rebounds, Willie Clayton is averaging 12 points and 10.6 rebounds, and Pierria Henry is averaging 11.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.0 assists. Charlotte is averaging 77.1 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. While Charlotte has several players who can take over the game they don’t have a lot of depth.
Florid State is 5-1 against the spread against Conference USA, 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 5-0 against the spread following a win. Charlotte is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-5-1 against the spread against the ACC.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total which is set at 146 and I like for this one to stay under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I have posted that pick in the Premium Area and on the app.
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