Florida State vs. Syracuse - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Florida State vs. Syracuse - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse Orange at Florida State Seminoles

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Donald L. Tucker Civic Center)

Syracuse Orange at Florida State Seminoles

TV: ESPN2

The Syracuse Orange and Florida State Seminoles meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Syracuse Orange need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 74 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.3 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Elijah Hughes is averaging 19.2 points and 5.3 rebounds while Buddy Boeheim is averaging 16.2 points and 2.5 assists. Joseph Girard III is the third double-digit scorer and Marek Dolezaj is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have won four of their last six road games.

The Florida State Seminoles look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 75.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Devin Vassell is averaging 13.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while Trent Forrest is averaging 11.6 points and 4.5 rebounds. M.J. Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Williams is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Florida State Seminoles haven’t lost a home game this season.

The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Florida State Seminoles are a good basketball team, but they can struggle at times offensively, and they're just 5-7 ATS at home. The Syracuse Orange have proven time and time again they can win on the road, and they're also an impressive 5-1 ATS on the road. This is likely going to be a defensive battle, and I want the points in my back pocket. 

Randy’s Pick Syracuse Orange +9

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