Miami vs. Florida State - 1/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (12-2) at Miami Hurricanes (12-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Watsco Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at BankUnited Center on Sunday, the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes will be meeting up in college basketball action.
Florida State enters this game with a 12-2 record overall. The Seminoles have won three of their last four games, and are fresh off taking out North Carolina on Wednesday. In that Tar Heels game, Seminoles guard Braian Angola put up 20 points.
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Terence Mann leads the Seminoles in scoring this year with 14.8 PPG and 6.2 RPG, while Phil Cofer is second on 13.9 PPG. Also in double-digits for Florida State are Angola (13.1 PPG) and CJ Walker (10.1 PPG).
As for Miami, they’re currently 12-2 on the year. The Hurricanes are 2-2 in their last four games, and lost to Georgia Tech on Wednesday in their last outing. In that one, Miami’s Dewan Huell put up 13 points.
Heading up the Hurricanes’ scoring this season, Huell has 13.4 PPG with 6.4 RPG, while Bruce Brown has 10.9 PPG and 7.3 RPG. Also in double-figures for Miami is Dejan Vasiljevic (10.3 PPG), while Ja’Quan Newton (9.9 PPG) is close.
Florida State is 4-0-1 ATS in their last five road games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. The Seminoles are also 8-1 ATS in their last nine games following a straight-up win and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS in their last five Sunday games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games. The under is 5-1-1 in Miami’s last seven Sunday games and 13-3 in their last 16 overall.
Florida State has looked very good this year, with signature wins over Florida and North Carolina. The Seminoles slipped up against OK State but otherwise have been pretty reliable. Miami, meanwhile, has been prone to lapses in offense over the last handful of games, putting up just 54 points in two of their last four. I have to take the Seminoles.