Florida State vs. Miami Pick
Can No. 24 Florida State pick up another big ACC win when it goes on the road to face No. 15 Miami tonight at 6PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Miami is favored at home, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -3.5 points against Florida State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 149 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida and will air live on ESPNU.
Florida State is coming off a big 81-80 win at home over North Carolina earlier this week to start ACC play at 1-1. The Seminoles are now 12-2 overall while posting a 9-2-1 record against the spread. FSU is averaging 85.4 points per game on offense while allowing 68.4 per game. Terance Mann is leading FSU with 14.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while Phil Cofer is adding 13.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest.
Miami is coming off a 64-54 loss at Georgia Tech this week to also move to 1-1 in the ACC. The Hurricanes are also 12-2 on the season while posting a 6-3 record against the spread. Miami is just 1-3 ATS in its last four games. The Hurricanes are scoring 73.4 points per game this season while allowing 58.9 per contest. Dewan Huell is leading Miami this year with 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while Bruce Brown Jr. is putting up 10.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest.
Florida State has won and covered in its last two meetings with Miami. The Seminoles go on the road for a tough game against Miami today. The Hurricanes have a solid defense. However, the FSU offense is showing that it can score on any team. My concern for the Hurricanes is it relies heavily on its defense and when the defense falters, it’s tough for them to overcome that. I think Florida State will be able to find ways to score today and cover on the road. The public betting is backing Florida State on the road as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE +3.5