Florida State vs. Pittsburgh - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Florida State vs. Pittsburgh - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Panthers at Florida State Seminoles

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Donald L. Tucker Civic Center)

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The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Florida State Seminoles meet in college basketball action from Donald L. Tucker Center on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh enters this one at 15-11 on the year. The Panthers are 1-3 in their last four games, beating Georgia Tech while otherwise falling to Notre Dame, Clemson and Virginia Tech in that time.

In the loss to the Hokies, Pittsburgh’s Justin Champagnie led the team on 12 points with nine rebounds, and Au’Diese Toney had 12 points with five rebounds and two assists. Xavier Johnson chipped in 11 points and four boards there as well.

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Over on the Florida State side, they’re 21-4 overall. The Seminoles are 4-1 in the last five games, falling to Duke while otherwise beating Virginia Tech, UNC, Miami-FL and Syracuse in that stretch.

In the win over the Orange, Florida State’s Patrick Williams led the way on 17 points with seven rebounds. Trent Forest had 13 points, six assists and five boards there, and Raiquan Gray had 10 rebounds with three assists and two points.

The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings between these teams and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings. Pittsburgh is 10-20 ATS as an underdog over the last two seasons and 5-14 ATS in road games over the last two seasons.

Meanwhile, Florida State is 0-3 ATS versus Pitt over the last three seasons and Pitt is 2-1 straight up versus the Seminoles over the last three seasons. Two of three games in this series have gone under the total in the last three seasons.

Pittsburgh has faced some pretty stout opponents lately, and their offense hasn’t shown up over the last pair especially. In the Clemson and VT games, the Panthers combined for just 109 points overall.

As for Florida State, they’ve played pretty well lately, and for the most part their losses this year have come to really good teams. If the Seminoles can get going early here and establish their offense I don’t see them coming close to losing. I’ll stick with Florida State.

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Andrew’s Pick Florida State Seminoles -11.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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