Florida State vs. North Carolina State - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (12-6) at Florida State Seminoles (9-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina State Wolfpack and Florida State Seminoles meet at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack have split their last 10 games and play their third true road game. On the season, NC State is averaging 72.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.2 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Trevor Lacey is averaging 17.1 points and 3.2 assists while Ralston Turner is averaging 13.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. Anthony Barber is the third player averaging double-digit points and Kyle Washington is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The North Carolina State Wolfpack have seven players averaging at least 4.9 points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 37.6 percent from downtown. Defensively, North Carolina State is allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 72 or more points in five of its last eight games.
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The Florida State Seminoles have split their last six games and look for their second ACC win. On the season, FSU is averaging 69.6 points on 47 percent shooting and is allowing 68.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Montay Brandon is averaging 13.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 12.3 points and 4.4 assists. Devon Bookert is the third player averaging double-digit points and Phil Cofer is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles have become an offensive team with seven players averaging at least 5.1 points, and they’re shooting 65.1 percent from the line and 26.9 percent from deep. Defensively, FSU is allowing 33.8 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 70 or more points in three straight games.
The Wolfpack are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Seminoles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The underdog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
NC State has the size that matches up well with FSU and has simply been the better team this season. Look for NC State to rebound after a close game against North Carolina by picking up a big road win and cover.