Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-4) vs. Florida State Seminoles (3-10)
December 21, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Florida State Seminoles +1 / Notre Dame Fighting Irish -1 ; Over/Under: -
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Florida State Seminoles meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Donald L. Tucker Center. Notre Dame is 7-4 overall this year. The Irish lost to Georgia in their last game. As for Florida State, they’re sitting at 3-10 after a loss to St. John’s on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Notre Dame managed to win their first five games this year before falling to St. Bonaventure. The Irish have gone 2-3 since then, posting to Syracuse, Marquette and Georgia with wins over Michigan State and Boston U otherwise.
In the Georgia game on Sunday, Notre Dame was down by five points going into the second half. The Irish were outpaced 36-26 in the second and lost 77-62. Nate Laszewski led the way on 20 points with four rebounds.
Over on the Florida State side, they started out 0-4 before a win over Mercer. The Seminoles would then lose another five straight games, then managed consecutive wins over Louisville and USC Upstate before another loss to St. John’s.
Matched up against St. John’s on Saturday, the Seminoles trailed 48-37 at the break. Florida State didn’t get any closer in the second and lost 93-79. Darin Green posted 30 points, and Matthew Cleveland doubled on 23 points and 13 rebounds.
PICK: I’ll probably stay with Notre Dame in this one. You could certainly make a case either way, though. The Irish shot a decent 42.6 percent from the field in their loss to Georgia on Sunday, but the 35-25 rebounding deficit and 15 turnovers didn’t help their cause. The Irish have scored 64 or fewer points in three of their last four games, but the good news is that they should have some opportunities versus FSU. The Seminoles have improved their defensive results since the beginning of the season, however Notre Dame is certainly a good enough team to keep Florida State in check.