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Florida State vs. Winthrop - 1/1/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Winthrop Eagles (8-4) at Florida State Seminoles (11-1)
Date & Time Tuesday January 1, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ACC
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The Winthrop Eagles and Florida State Seminoles meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Winthrop Eagles look for another victory after winning six of their last seven games. The Winthrop Eagles are averaging 90.5 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 43 percent shooting. Nych Smith is averaging 16 points and 3.9 assists while Josh Ferguson is averaging 12.8 points and 7.8 rebounds. Adam Pickett is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Zunic is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Winthrop Eagles are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Winthrop Eagles are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Winthrop Eagles have split their last six road games.

The Florida State Seminoles look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 80.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Terance Mann is averaging 12.3 points and two assists while Mfiondu Kabengele is averaging 12 points and 4.8 rebounds. Trent Forrest is the third double-digit scorer and M.J. Walker is dishing 1.6 assists. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game. The Florida State Seminoles have won all six home games this season.

The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win. The Seminoles are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 Tuesday games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Seminoles last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Seminoles last 4 home games. The over is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 Tuesday games.

The Florida State Seminoles are outscoring teams by nearly 17 points at home this season, and the Winthrop Eagles have struggled when playing up in class. Florida State has better athletes across the board and will control the pace at both ends of the court. As long as this line isn't too crazy, I'd side with the Noles at home. So, I say FSU by 20 or less points. If the line comes out with Winthrop an underdog of more than that, I'd have to consider backing the Eagles and the points. 

Pick:
Florida State Seminoles -20 or less

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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