Notre Dame vs. Florida State - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (4-4) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -10 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Florida State Seminoles face off on Saturday in South Bend in they Joyce Center in college basketball action.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-1 this season and they are the 25th ranked team in the nation. Notre Dame is 8-0 at home so far but they have played just the 339th ranked schedule in the nation. ND is averaging 85.1 points and they are shooting 56.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60 points and their opponents shoot 38.7 percent. Jerian Grant leads the Irish averaging 19 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Pat Connaughton is averaging 13.1 points and 7.5 rebounds, Zach Auguste is averaging 14.1 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Demetrius Jackson is averaging 12.8 points. Notre Dame has the best shooting percentage of any team in the nation.
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The Florida State Seminoles are 4-4 this season but they have won three of their last four games. FSU hasn’t played a true road game but they are 0-2 in neutral site games. Florida State is averaging 70.3 points and they are shooting 48.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Aaron Thomas leads the Noles averaging 14.8 points per game. Montay Brandon is averaging 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 12.3 points, and Jarquez Smith and Phil Cofer are averaging 6.4 points each. Florida State has played the 60th ranked schedule in the nation and hey are 36th in shooting percentage.
Notre Dame is 7-18-1 against the spread against the ACC, 1-4 against the spread following a win, and 5-15-1 against the spread in their last 21 games. Florida State is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, 0-3-1 against the spread following a win, and 5-0 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and my play here is the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.