Miami vs. Florida State - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (10-4) at Miami Hurricanes (12-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles face off on Saturday in ACC college basketball action.
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-1 this season and have won their last seven games since being upset by Northeastern. Miami is averaging 83.6 points and they are shooting 49.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Sheldon McClellan leads the Hurricanes averaging 15.9 points per game. Ja’Quan Newton is averaging 12 points, Angel Rodriguez is averaging 11.8 points, and Davon Reed is averaging 10.1 points. Miami looks to have all of the pieces in pace for a deep run into March.
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The Florida State Seminoles are 10-4 this season and they have lost their last two games to open their ACC schedule. FSU is averaging 82.1 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Dwayne Bacon leads the Seminoles averaging 17.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Malik Beasley is averaging 17 points and 5.7 rebounds, Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 12.4 points and 5.6 assists, and Devon Bookert is averaging 8.6 points. Florida State had won their last six games before starting their ACC schedule.
Miami is 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games, 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games, and 19-7 against the spread following a win. Florida State is 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 road games, 8-2 against the spread following a loss, and 12-5 against the spread against the ACC. The underdog is 4-0-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
This is a ton of points for a rivalry game so while Miami is the much better team this is too many points to lay.