Pittsburgh vs. Florida State - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (9-7) at Pittsburgh Panthers (11-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles and Pittsburgh Penguins play Wednesday at the Petersen Events Center.
The Florida State Seminoles have split their last four games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Florida State is averaging 69.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and is allowing 68.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Montay Brandon is averaging 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds while Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 12.5 points and 4.5 assists. Phil Cofer is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Kiel Turpin is shooting 59.2 percent from the field. The Florida State Seminoles have become an offensive team that has six players averaging at least six points while they’re shooting 65 percent from the line and 26.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Florida State is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 63 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have split their last four games and look for their second conference win. On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 65.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Michael Young is averaging 13.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while James Robinson is averaging 10.9 points and 4.6 assists. Jamel Artis is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Josh Newkirk is dishing 3.8 assists. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a defensive team that’s allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in five of their last eight games. Offensively, Pittsburgh is shooting 72 percent from the free throw line and 33.9 percent from beyond the arc. Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU on its home court.
The Seminoles are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Panthers are 19-40 ATS in their last 59 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
While Florida State has yet to win on the road, Pittsburgh has been just as lousy lately and is struggling to put together a compete 40-minute game. Look for the Noles to keep this game close until the very end.