Missouri vs. Florida State - 3/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (20-11) at Missouri Tigers (20-12)
College Basketball: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9:50 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, we’ve got NCAA Tournament opening-round college basketball action coming between the Florida State Seminoles and the Missouri Tigers.
Florida State enters this matchup with a 20-11 record overall. The Seminoles have lost three of their last four games, and fell to Louisville back on March 7. In that one, Florida State’s leading scorers were Trent Forrest and PJ Savoy, each with 14 bench points.
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Tops in scoring on the year for the Seminoles is Terance Mann with 13.2 PPG and 5.7 RPG. Also in double-figures for Florida State are Phil Cofer (13.1 PPG; 5.1 RPG) and Braian Angola (12.9 PPG).
Over on the Missouri side, they’re currently 20-12 this year. The Tigers have lost four of their last six games, and dropped their last appearance to Georgia last Thursday. In that game, Missouri forward Jontay Porter put up 20 points.
Leading the way for the Tigers on the season is Kassius Robertson with 16.2 PPG. Also in double-figures for Missouri are Jordan Barnett (12.7 PPG; 5.9 RPG) and Porter (10.1 PPG; 6.8 RPG).
Florida State is 4-0 ATS in their last four versus the SEC and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral-site games. The Seminoles are also 1-7 ATS in their last eight overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five NCAA Tournament games.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last six versus the ACC and 4-1 ATS in their last five Friday games. Missouri is also 1-5 ATS in their last six non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last four NCAA Tournament games.
The Seminoles have hit the skids over the past few games, but they do have some signature wins this season. Florida State has been giving up a lot of points lately though, which may make things difficult here. All things considered, I’m going to go with Missouri, even though the Tigers haven’t been playing particularly well lately either.