Florida State Seminoles vs. Davidson Wildcats - 3/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Davidson Wildcats (20-12) at Florida State Seminoles (19-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Davidson Wildcats will travel to play the Florida State Seminoles in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday.
The Florida State Seminoles are 19-13 (8-10) and are coming off of a loss to Virginia Tech in the ACC tournament by a score of 96-85. Florida State was able to defeat Boston College by a score of 88-66 in their first conference tournament game. Before the conference tournament, Florida State finished the regular season by losing 5 of their last 7 games. Florida State is averaging 78.1 points per game while giving up 73.8 points per game. Florida State is also averaging 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Dwayne Bacon is averaging 15.6 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for Florida State. Malik Beasley is averaging 15.4 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Seminoles. Florida State is shooting 68.9% on free throws, 34.7% on three-pointers, and 46.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Davidson Wildcats are 20-12 (10-8) and are coming off of a loss to VCU in the A-10 tournament by a score of 76-54. Davidson defeated St. Bonaventure by a score of 90-86 and La Salle by a score of 78-63 in their first 2 games of the conference tournament. Davidson finished the regular season by losing 2 of their last 3 games. Davidson is averaging 79.2 points per game while giving up 77.9 points per game. Davidson is also averaging 35.2 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Jack Gibbs is averaging 23.7 points per game and 5 assists per game for Davidson. Peyton Aldridge is averaging 15.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Wildcats. Davidson is shooting 76% on free throws, 35.4% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
Davidson is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Davidson is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games. The over is 4-1 Davidson’s last 5 games against the ACC. Florida State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the A-10. Florida State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The over is 9-3 in Florida State’s last 12 games.
Florida State will have the home court advantage in this game, but struggled to end the season. Davidson also struggled to end the regular season and played in a lower conference than Florida State. Neither team plays very tight defense, so this may be a high scoring game. I like Florida State to win this game at home.