Florida vs. Florida State - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (9-2) at Florida Gators (8-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Stephen O'Connell Center)
The Line: Florida Gators -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Florida Gators are 8-3 this season with all of their losses happening away from home. Florida is averaging 73.4 points per game and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.9 points and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Dorian Finney-Smith leads the Gators averaging 14 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. John Egbunu is averaging 11.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, Devin Robinson is averaging 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, and Kasey Hill is averaging 8.3 points. Florida is looking to bounce back from their very disappointing season a year ago.
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The Florida State Seminoles are 9-2 this season and they have won their last five games in a row. FSU is averaging 82.9 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Malik Beasley leads the Seminoles averaging 17.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Dwayne Bacon is averaging 17.2 points and 5.4 rebounds, Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 111.5 points and 6.1 assists, and Boris Bojanovsky is averaging 7.5 points. Both of Florida State’s losses have occurred away from home.
Florida is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 0-5 against the spread against the ACC, and 6-18-2 against the spread following a win. Florida State is 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 16-6 against the spread in their last 22 games, and 11-23-1 against the spread in their last 35 games against a team with a winning percentage better than .600. The underdog has covered the point spread in eight of the last 11 meetings of these two.
This is way too many points in a game that is a coin flip.