Notre Dame vs. Florida State - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida State Seminoles (24-5) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-11)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +1 -- Over/Under: 145.5
The Florida State Seminoles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet in college basketball action from Joyce Center on Wednesday.
Florida State enters this one at 24-5 on the year. After winning four straight over Syracuse, Pittsburgh, NC State and Louisville, Florida State lost their last game Saturday to Clemson.
In the loss to Clemson, Florida State’s Devin Vassell put up 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead the way. Both Malik Osborne and Trent Forrest put up 11 points apiece there, and combined for three assists and 12 rebounds.
Over on the Notre Dame side, they’re 18-11 this year. Following a recent three-game win streak over North Carolina, Miami-FL and Boston College, Notre Dame lost their last game Saturday to Wake Forest.
In the loss to Wake Forest, Notre Dame’s John Mooney doubled up on 24 points, 17 rebounds and two assists to lead the team. Nate Laszewski added 15 points and four rebounds there, and Temple Gibbs chipped in 11 points and two assists.
Notre Dame is 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall. The over is 4-1 in Notre Dame’s last five overall and 6-0 in the last six home games.
Meanwhile, Florida State is 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall. The over is 6-2 in Florida State’s last eight road games and 4-1 in the last five overall.
Florida State is normally a pretty solid offensive team, but they’ve been below 70 points in two of their last three—despite winning one over NC State and falling by just one to Clemson in the other. That’s not something to read too much into, however; it’s more based on circumstance and matchups.
In any case, Notre Dame has been playing pretty well over their last four games, but if Florida State can get off to a quick start here I don’t see the Irish keeping up. Really the number in this one doesn't look too bad, so I don't have any issues going with the Seminoles on the cover.