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Miami FL vs. Florida State - 1/27/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida State at Miami FL
Date & Time Sunday January 27, 2019, 6:00 PM (EST)
Location
BankUnited Center
Coral Gables, Florida
The Line
Miami Hurricanes +4 O/U: 147
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes will meet up in college basketball action on Sunday.

Florida State enters this one at 14-5 overall on the season. Following three straight losses to Duke, Pittsburgh and Boston College, the Seminoles got back in the win column in their last outing versus Clemson.

In the win over the Tigers, Florida State’s Mfiondu Kabengele led the team with 17 points and five rebounds. David Nichols chipped in 16 points and four assists for the Seminoles there, and Terance Mann added nine points, five assists and eight rebounds.

Over on the Miami side, they’re 9-9 this season. The Hurricanes are just 1-5 in their last six games, with a win over Wake Forest alongside losses to NC State, Louisville, Florida State, UNC and Syracuse mixed in there.

In the loss to the Orange, Miami’s Dejan Vasiljevic was the only Hurricane in double-figure scoring with 11 points and eight rebounds. Ebuka Izundu managed a decent line for Miami there with eight points and 10 rebounds, however.

The Seminoles are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 overall and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 versus the ACC. Florida State is 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven Sunday games.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are 9-23 ATS in their last 32 overall and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games. Miami is 2-6 ATS in their last eight versus the ACC and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 after an ATS loss.

Florida State has had a few tough matchups in their last handful of games, but probably could have came out of it a little better record-wise. Specifically, the Seminoles probably should have beaten Boston College (87-82) and at least played better against Pittsburgh (75-62); falling by just two points to Duke is probably a letdown as well—oh so close.

Miami has been pretty choppy lately—well, they’ve been choppy pretty much all year—and though they’ll probably put up a decent effort here I don’t see this game being all that close. (The January 9 game was 68-62 and closer than it should have been.) I’m going with the Seminoles.

Pick:
Florida State Seminoles -4

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