Florida State Seminoles vs. Syracuse Orange Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/9/14
Syracuse Orange (26-4) at Florida State Seminoles (18-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Syracuse Orange travel to Florida State to play the Seminoles on Sunday afternoon.
The Syracuse Orange dropped to 26-4, 13-4 ACC after losing at home to Georgia Tech on Tuesday night 67-62. On the season, C.J. Fair leads the Orange with 16.5 points per game while also averaging 6.1 rebounds per contest. Trevor Cooney is averaging a second-best 12.8 points per game, while Tyler Ennis is averaging 11.8 points per game and a team-high 5.6 assists per game. The Orange are shooting 44.4% from the field while averaging 68.8 points per game as a team this season. Syracuse is a decent rebounding team, averaging 35.1 boards per game. Syracuse has lost two straight games and four of their last five games in conference play. The Orange will hit the road for their final game of the regular season; Syracuse has lost two of their last three on the road.
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The Florida State Seminoles improved to 18-11, 9-8 ACC after beating Boston College 74-70 on Tuesday night. On the year, sophomore Aaron Thomas leads the Seminoles with 13.6 points per game. Okaro White is averaging a second-best 12.7 points per game while also averaging a team-high 6.6 rebounds per contest. Senior Ian Miller is averaging 13.5 points per game as well and he also averages a team-high 3 assists per game. The Seminoles average 71.2 points per game while shooting an impressive 46.4% from the field as a team this season. Florida State is an average rebounding team at best, pulling down 35.8 boards per game. Despite the Seminoles losing five out of their last ten games; Florida State finally won three games in a row in conference play with the win over Boston College. Florida State will be at home for senior night on Sunday; the Seminoles have lost two of their last three at home in conference play.
Florida State would love to get this win for their resume, but it will be a difficult task on Sunday. Syracuse is coming off two straight losses and would like to get back on track before the conference tournament. I think the Orange get the win on the road.