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Florida State vs USC Upstate 12/13/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

USC Upstate Spartans (5-4) vs. Florida State Seminoles (2-9)
December 13, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -13.5 / USC Upstate Spartans +13.5; Over/Under: +144.5
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The South Carolina Upstate Spartans and the Florida State Seminoles meet in college basketball action from the Donald L. Tucker Center on Tuesday night.

The South Carolina Upstate Spartans will look to build on their three-game win streak after an 89-84 OT loss to South Carolina State last time out. Mysta Goodloe had 20 points and 5 rebounds in his debut last time out while Jordan Gainey has 17.8 PPG in 9 games this season. Trae Broadnax has 10 PPG with a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Spartans in assists and to round out the scoring in double figures for USC Upstate so far this season. Ahmir Langlais also has a team-high 5.3 RPG as well this season. As a team, USC Upstate is averaging 71.9 PPG on 47.3% shooting from the field, 35.4% from three and 65.4% from the foul line this season.

The Florida State Seminoles will hope to build on a 75-53 win over Louisville last time out. Darin Green Jr. leads the ‘Noles In scoring with 12.6 PPG while Caleb Mills has 12.2 PPG with 3 APG and Matthew Cleveland has 12.2 PPG of his own with 5.4 RPG this season. Cam’Ron Fletcher has 10.8 PPG with a team-high 7.5 RPG to lead the Seminoles on the glass and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Florida State so far this season. Jalen Warley also has a team-high 3.5 APG to lead Florida State in assists this season. As a team, Florida State is averaging 66.4 PPG on 41% shooting from the field, 32.3% from three and 71.8% from the foul line this season.

South Carolina Upstate is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a home winning percentage below .400 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. Florida State is 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a win by 20 or more points while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m looking at the under here. Florida State is the much more battle-tested team here, but this is a tough number to feel good about laying with a Florida State team that hasn’t been very good at covering the number this season, even against USC Upstate. I also don’t trust the Spartans to do a whole lot here, as they’ve struggled to score when taking the step up in class to power conference teams this season. Give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 144.5

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