Florida State vs. Pittsburgh - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (19-12) at Florida State Seminoles (15-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida State Seminoles meet Saturday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 67.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 65.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Michael Young is averaging 13.7 points and 7.4 rebounds while Jamel Artis is averaging 13.7 points and six rebounds. Cameron Wright is grabbing three rebounds and James Robinson is dishing 5.2 assists. The Pittsburgh Penguins have five players averaging at least 8.5 points, and they’re shooting 69.2 percent from the line and 34.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Pitt is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Florida State Seminoles hope to snap a three-game losing streak. On the season, FSU is averaging 67.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 14.3 points and 4.4 assists while Montay Brandon is averaging 12 points and 5.6 rebounds. Devon Bookert is the third double-digit scorer and Phil Cofer is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles have four players averaging at least 6.8 points, and they’re shooting 66.6 percent from the line and 30.9 percent from deep. Defensively, FSU is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in six of its last nine games.
The Panthers are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Seminoles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
I don't trust Pittsburgh at all, especeially on the road. FSU has shown great promise this season and in its last home game, I have to roll with the Noles in a pick em matchup.