Duke vs. Florida State - 2/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (23-6) at Duke Blue Devils (22-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles and Duke Blue Devils meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Cameron Indoor Stadium on ESPN.
The Florida State Seminoles look for a statement victory after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 84.1 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Dwayne Bacon is averaging 16.6 points and 3.9 rebounds while Jonathan Isaac is averaging 12.8 points and one assist. Xavier Rathan-Mayes is the third double-digit scorer and Terance Mann is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Florida State Seminoles have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Duke Blue Devils also need a big win here to snap a string of back-to-back losses. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 80.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Luke Kennard is averaging 19.9 points and 5.2 rebounds while Jayson Tatum is averaging 16.1 points and 2.2 assists. Grayson Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Amile Jefferson is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Duke Blue Devils are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Duke Blue Devils are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Duke Blue Devils have won four straight home games.
The Seminoles are 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Blue Devils are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
I can't lay this type of number not knowing if Grayson Allen is going to play or not. Florida State is a very solid team and is more than capable of winning this game outright with its combination of size and shooting. Remember, Florida State had no problem beating up Duke last month thanks to 53 percent shooting. The value is with the Seminoles and the points, especially if Allen doesn't play.