Florida State Seminoles vs. Virginia Cavaliers - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Virginia Cavaliers at Florida State Seminoles

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Donald L. Tucker Civic Center)

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The Virginia Cavaliers are on the road for a matchup with the 9th ranked Florida State Seminoles.  The Cavaliers are (11-4), after falling to Syracuse in OT, 63-55.  The Seminoles are (14-2), coming off a 78-68 win at Wake Forest.

In the Cavaliers loss to Syracuse, Virginia was guided on offense by Jay Huff.  Huff was 7 of 12 from the floor, but struggled from the charity stripe, connecting on just 2 of 7 attempts, finishing with 16 points. The Cavaliers shot 31% from the floor and 23% from 3-point range.  Virginia allowed Syracuse to connect 12 times from deep.  This was a tale of two periods, as Virginia held Syracuse to just 19 points in the 2nd period, but gave up 20 points to Syracuse in the 5 minute OT.

In the Seminoles win over Wake Forest, Florida State was led offensively by Devin Vassell.  Vassell was 4 of 8 from the floor, converting on 8 of 9 from the charity stripe, totaling 17 points.  The Seminoles shot 44% from the floor and 26% from 3-point distance.  Florida State forced 17 turnovers, which helped the Seminoles attempt 14 more shots than Wake Forest.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Cavaliers are 2-11 ATS in their last 14 games.

Cavaliers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.

The over is 4-1 in cavaliers last 5 games.

Seminoles are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.

Seminoles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 ACC games.

The over is 4-2 in Seminoles last 6 games.

The Seminoles are a perfect 8-0 at home, while Virginia is 1-2 on the road.  It is starting to look like teams are starting to figure out the Cavaliers defense, as the last 2 teams have scored at least 60 or more points.  Having said that, Virginia is allowing less than 49 points per game.  The Seminoles have been on a nice stretch and are averaging over 76 per game.  I think the Seminoles size will be able to help lift Florida State to a win over the Cavaliers defense.  Virginia who has an awful scoring offense, will run into trouble with the Seminoles size.  Final score prediction, Florida State will win and cover, 66-57.      

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