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Florida State vs. Louisville - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Louisville at Florida State
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Location
Donald L. Tucker Center
Tallahassee, Florida
The Line
The Line: Florida State -2.5 -- Over/Under: 145
TV Channel
ESPN2
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NCAA BB | Louisville at Florida State
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The Louisville Cardinals and Florida State Seminoles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Louisville Cardinals look for another win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 78.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Jordan Nwora is averaging 17.8 points and 7.7 rebounds while Dwayne Sutton is averaging 10.9 points and two assists. Christen Cunningham is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Enoch is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals have won their last four road games.

The Florida State Seminoles look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 77 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Mfiondu Kabengele is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while Terance Mann is averaging 11.9 points and 2.2 assists. Trent Forrest is dishing four assists and Phil Cofer is grabbing three rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Florida State Seminoles have won 10 of their last 11 home games.

The Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic Coast and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Seminoles are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 vs. Atlantic Coast and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. The Cardinals are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Florida State and 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 6-2-1 in Seminoles last 9 home games. The under is 6-2 in Cardinals last 8 road games.

Both of these teams are playing good basketball at the moment, but we're getting a free bucket with the better team in the Louisville Cardinals. Louisville has been more consistent over the course of the year and has played some of its better ball o the road where it wins by an average of 12.3 points. The Florida State Seminoles have failed a few times this year to raise their game against quality competition and is just 4-7 ATS this season at home. I'll take my chances with the better team and free points.

Pick:
Louisville +2.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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