Florida State vs. Hofstra - 11/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hofstra Pride (2-0) vs. Florida State Seminoles (2-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Fitness Center)
The Line: Florida State -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hofstra Pride and Florida State Seminoles meet Friday afternoon at the Sports and Fitness Center in the U.S. Virgin Island Paradise Jam.
The Hofstra Pride hope to get off to a strong 3-0 start with the upset victory. The Hofstra Pride are averaging 96 points on 53.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Brian Bernardi is averaging 16.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while Juan'ya Green is averaging 16.5 points and 9.5 assists. Malik Nichols is grabbing nine rebounds and Denton Koon is dishing 2.5 assists. The Hofstra Pride scored 96 points in both of their games and are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc. Hofstra enters this game with six players averaging double-digit points. We clearly know that Hofstra can put the ball in the hoop, but now it’s time to see if the Pride can play some defense.
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The Florida State Seminoles also look for a 3-0 start after wins over Nicholls State and Jacksonville. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 103.5 points on 61.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Dwayne Bacon is averaging 25 points and 8.5 rebounds while Malik Beasley is averaging 21 points and 1.5 assists. Xavier Rathan-Mayes is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Bookert is dishing 2.5 assists. The Florida State Seminoles are currently third in the country in field goal percentage and have scored 98 or more points in each of their first two games. FSU is shooting 46.5 percent from beyond the arc and has six players averaging at least 8.5 points. It will be interesting to see if FSU can play anywhere close to this offensively all year.
The Pride are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 1-8-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. win. The Seminoles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
The Seminoles are looking like a scary basketball team now that they have consistent offense and don't have to rely on defense all the time like in the past. I like what I'm seeing. I'll take FSU and the reasonable chalk.