Florida State vs. Duke - 2/9/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke Blue Devils (20-3) at Florida State Seminoles (13-11)
College Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles +11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and Florida State Seminoles meet Monday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The Duke Blue Devils have won six of their last seven games and are chasing an ACC crown. On the season, Duke is averaging 80.6 points on 50 percent shooting and is allowing 64.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds while Quinn Cook is averaging 14.2 points and 2.8 assists. Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Tyus Jones is shooting 43.1 percent from the field. The Duke Blue Devils have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 37.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Duke is allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last seven games. Duke is 5-2 SU on the road.
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The Florida State Seminoles have split their last 10 games and hope to get to .500 in ACC play. On the season, FSU is averaging 68.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 67.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 13.7 points and 4.8 assists while Montay Brandon is averaging 12.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Devon Bookert is the third double-digit scorer and Phil Cofer is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 66.6 percent from the line and 28.9 percent from deep. Defensively, FSU is allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last six games.
The Blue Devils are 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 vs. Atlantic Coast and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The Seminoles are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Duke hasn't been good at covering the number at all and is in a bit of a letdown spot after crushing Notre Dame. FSU is starting to play consistent ball and has won five of its last seven home games SU. I'll take the points here.