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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Florida State Seminoles NIT Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/26/14

Florida State Seminoles (21-13) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (29-7)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Tucker Center)

The Line: Florida State Seminoles -2.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Florida State Seminoles face off on Wednesday in Tallahassee in a NIT Quarterfinal basketball matchup.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs finished the regular season tied for first place in Conference USA but a loss to Tulsa in the conference tournament final and they find themselves competing in the NIT. LT opened their NIT campaign with a one point win over Iona and then went into Georgia and jumped all over the Dawgs early and held on for an eight point win. Alex Hamilton leads the Bulldogs averaging 14.7 points per game. Chris Anderson is averaging 12.2 points and 5.7 rebounds, Kenyon McNeail is averaging 11 points, and Jaron Johnson is averaging 9.5 points. Louisiana Tech is averaging 81.2 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. La. Tech is 15-6 this season in games played away from home and 7-5 against teams with a RPI better than 100.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Florida State Seminoles NIT Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/26/14

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida State Seminoles were one of the final teams out in the NCAA Tournament and they are looking to do the next best thing in the NIT. FSU opened the NIT with a win over a feisty Florida Gulf Coast and then exploded for 101 points against Georgetown on Monday to advance to this game. Aaron Thomas is averaging 14.6 points per game to lead the Seminoles in scoring. Ian Miller is averaging 13.8 points, Okaro White is averaging 13.4 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Devon Bookert is averaging 8.3 points. Florida State is averaging 70.9 points and they are shooting 46.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Florida State is 11-5 at home this season and 7-12 against teams with a RPI better than 100.

Louisiana Tech is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, 6-1 against the spread following a win, and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games overall. Florida State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against Conference USA, and 4-10 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

The total is set sky high but I still don’t see it being high enough for this one to stay under so my free pick is on the over. 

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Over 147.5

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