The Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the O’Connell Center.
How Good is this Florida Team?
The big question for Florida is how good are they. Florida comes into this game with 2-1 record but the one loss came against the Virginia Cavaliers. In that game the offense did score 70 points, but the defense gave up 73 poitns and they ended up losing. In the last game against Florida A&M, Florida scored 89 points and they ended up winning by 21 points. Will Richard put up 20 points, six rebounds, and one assist. Florida is averaging 84 points while their defense is giving up 71.3 points per game.
Florida State’s Offense has Been Dominant
Florida State comes into this game with a 2-0 record and in each of hte first two games the offense has been dominant. Florida State in the last game against Central Michigan, were able to win 94-67. In the first game the offense put up 94 points also. Against Central Michigan there were six different players that put up at least 10 points. Jamir Watkins has been the best player for Florida State putting up 19 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Overall this season Florida State is averaging 94 points while their defense is giving up 67 points per game. The offense is ranked 17th.
Shane’s Free Pick
This is the first real test for Florida State and it’s going to be one that they pass. Florida State is averaging 94 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Florida State might not score 94 points here, but they are going to have no issue running up the score and that is going to be the difference as the Seminoles are going to get the job done. Back Florida State against the spread.