Florida State vs UConn Prediction
The 11th-ranked Florida State Seminoles will tip off this evening against the UConn Huskies in the Never Forget Tribute Classic hosted at the Prudential Center. Can Florida State hold off the upset-minded Huskies or is a bet on the underdogs the right way to go?
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Prudential Center at 6:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Seminoles are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 153 points. As of Saturday morning, 54 percent of public bets are siding with Florida State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Seminoles cruise past Troy
Florida State rolled to a 83-67 home win Monday night over visiting Troy to improve to 7-1 on the season. The Seminoles led 37-28 at halftime on their way to the victory. PJ Savoy paced FSU with 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting including 4-of-10 from 3-point range. He also had five rebounds and three assists. M.J. Walker tallied 14 points, two boards, two assists and two steals. Trent Forrest contributed 13 points and five rebounds. Mfiondu Kabengele added 10 points, seven rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists off the bench.
Huskies dominate Lafayette
UConn wrapped up a homestand with a 90-63 win over Lafayette Wednesday night. The Huskies (7-2) raced out to a 45-29 halftime advantage en route to the win. Jalen Adams led UConn with 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting plus three rebounds. Tyler Polley accounted for 16 points, two caroms and two steals. Christian Vital tallied 14 points and five rebounds. Josh Carlton had 11 points, seven boards and three blocked shots. Brendan Adams added 11 points, six rebounds and two assists off the bench. UConn shots 34-of-74 from the floor including 12-of-28 on 3-point attempts.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Seminoles are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight Saturday games. The over is 6-2 in the last eight FSU Saturday games.
The over is 16-5 in the last 21 Huskies games overall. Connecticut is 4-1 ATS in its last five games overall.
UConn played a pair of neutral court games last night against a pair of quality opponents in Syracuse and Iowa, splitting the two contests. While Florida State is the better team, chances are the Huskies will have more fans in the stands. UConn has only looked poor once this season and that was in the back-to-back against Iowa. Look for the Huskies to keep this one entertaining and cover the spread as the dogs.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES +9.5