Rutgers vs. Florida State - 11/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (5-0) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles and Rutgers Scarlet Knights meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.
The Florida State Seminoles look to build on their 5-0 record when they take to the road for the first time. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 91 points on 52.9 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Terance Mann is averaging 17 points and 3.4 assists while Phil Cofer is averaging 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Braian Angola is the third double-digit scorer and Mfiondu Kabengele is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 62.2 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game. The Florida State Seminoles have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look for a statement victory to build on their impressive 6-0 record. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 69.8 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 49 points on 35.6 percent shooting. Geo Baker is averaging 12.5 points and 2.8 rebounds while Corey Sanders is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 assists. Deshawn Freeman is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Williams is grabbing three rebounds. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are shooting 28.3 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the free throw line. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have won seven straight home games.
The Seminoles are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games, 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big Ten and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-22 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Scarlet Knights last 5 overall and the over is 5-1-1 in Seminoles last 7 overall.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights should have a nice home crowd here considering they're off to a strong start and bringing in a respectable team they can make a statement against. The problem is Florida State isn't Bryant, Coppin State or Cleveland State. The Scarlet Knights have beaten up on scrubs to pad their record, and until I see them hang with a solid team, it's hard to back them in spots like this. The Seminoles have great athletes and really get off it defensively. I'll take the better team and the reasonable number. Still need to see more from Rutgers before being interested in this team.