Syracuse vs. Florida State - 1/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (9-6) at Syracuse Orange (11-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange and the Florida State Seminoles face off on Sunday in an ACC college basketball matchup.
The Syracuse Orange are 11-4 this season and they have won their last five games. Syracuse is averaging 68.6 points they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.5 points and they are shooting 36.6 percent. Rakeem Christmas leads the Orange averaging 17.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Trevor Cooney is averaging 13.2 points, Michael Gbinije is averaging 9.9 points, and Chris McCullough is averaging 9.7 points and 7.3 rebounds. Syracuse is 8-1 at home this season.
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The Florida State Seminoles are 9-6 this season and have won four of their last five games. FSU is averaging 70.8 points and they are shooting 47.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.2 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Montay Brandon leads the Seminoles averaging 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Xavier Ranthan-Mayes is averaging 12.4 points, Devon Bookert is averaging 10.3 points, and Phil Cofer is averaging 7.0 points. Florida State is 0-2 on the road this season.
Syracuse is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 home games, 3-10 against the spread following a win, and 1-8-1 against the spread against the ACC. Florida State is 2-5-1 against the spread following a win, 0-6 against the spread in their last six road games, and 7-16-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
This is a big number but Syracuse is playing their best ball f the season and I look for them to continue that and cover at home.