Syracuse Orange vs. Florida State Seminoles - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (16-7) at Syracuse Orange (16-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles will travel to play the Syracuse Orange in an ACC game on Thursday.
The Syracuse Orange are 16-8 (6-5) and are coming off of a win against Virginia Tech by a score of 68-60. Syracuse has won 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 8th in the ACC standings. Syracuse is averaging 70.3 points per game while giving up 64.2 points per game. Syracuse is also averaging 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Michael Gbinije is averaging 17.2 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for Syracuse. Trevor Cooney is averaging 13.5 points per game and 2.6 assists per game for the Orange. Syracuse is shooting 67.4% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 41.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Florida State Seminoles are 16-7 (6-5) and are coming off of a win against Wake Forest by a score of 91-71. Florida State has won 4 games in a row and is currently tied for 8th in the ACC standings. Florida State has beaten Virginia in conference play, but doesn’t have any other good conference wins. Florida State is averaging 79 points per game while giving up 72.6 points per game. Florida State is also averaging 38 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Malik Beasley is averaging 17.3 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for Florida State. Dwayne Bacon is averaging 16.2 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Seminoles. Florida State is shooting 70.5% on free throws, 34.1% on three-pointers, and 46.5% on all field goal attempts.
Florida State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. Florida State is 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 road games. The over is 5-2 in Florida State’s last 7 road games. Syracuse is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. Syracuse is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 Syracuse games.
Both of these teams come into this game riding some momentum and playing well in their last few games. Syracuse is the better defensive team, but Florida State has the better offense in this matchup. With Syracuse being at home, I like them here.