Maryland Terrapins vs. Florida State Seminoles Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/8/14
Florida State Seminoles (14-8) at Maryland Terrapins (13-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Comcast Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles travel to Maryland to play the Terps on Saturday.
The Florida State Seminoles improved to 14-8, 5-5 ACC after beating Virginia Tech 70-50 on Wednesday night. On the year, sophomore Aaron Thomas leads the Seminoles with 13 points per game. Okaro White is averaging a second-best 12.7 points per game while also averaging a team-high 6.8 rebounds per contest. Senior Ian Miller is averaging 12.7 points per game as well and he also averages a team-high 3.2 assists per game. The Seminoles average 71.1 points per game while shooting an impressive 47% from the field as a team this season. Florida State is an average rebounding team at best, pulling down 35.9 boards per game. The Seminoles had dropped three games in a row before beating Virginia Tech on Tuesday. Florida State will hit the road where they are 3-5 on the year.
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The Maryland Terps dropped to 13-10, 5-5 ACC after losing at North Carolina 75-63 on Tuesday night. On the season, Dez Wells averages a team-high 15.2 points per game. Jake Layman is averaging 12.3 points per game, while Charles Mitchell is averaging a team-high 6.6 rebounds per contest. Seth Allen is chipping in with 10.5 points per game while averaging a team-high 3.5 assists per game. The Terps are shooting a mediocre 43.8% from the field while averaging 72.3 points per game as a team this season. Maryland is one of the best rebounding teams in the ACC, averaging 37.9 boards per game. The Terps had won two straight games against Miami and Virginia Tech before losing at North Carolina on Tuesday. Maryland will be at home for this matchup; the Terps are 3-1 at home in conference play this season.
I think this will be a highly competitive game despite the fact that Maryland was blown out by 24 points at Florida State a month ago. Florida State is the better all-around team in my opinion but home court can go a long way in conference play. I think Maryland will come out strong, but the Seminoles will prove to be too much in the end.