Louisville vs. Florida St. Pick
Can No. 23 Florida State hold firm at home when the Seminoles take on Louisville tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida State is favored at home. The Seminoles are getting odds of -6 points against Louisville. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 150.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Donald L. Tuck Center in Tallahassee, Florida and will air live on the ACC Network.
Louisville has dropped to of its last three games, falling at Kentucky and Clemson. The Cardinals are 11-4 overall, 1-1 in the ACC and 6-7 against the spread. The Cardinals have managed to cover in two straight. Louisville is averaging 76.8 points per game this season while allowing 66 per contest. Deng Adel is leading the team with 15.1 points per game on offense while Ray Spalding is averaging 11.1 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest.
Florida State has also lost two of its last three, both on the road to Miami and Duke. FSU is now 12-3 overall, 1-2 in the ACC and 9-3-1 against the spread. The Seminoles are scoring 84.6 points per game on offense this year while allowing 69.1 per game on defense. FSU is being led by Terance Mann, who is averaging 14.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Phil Cofer is adding 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest.
Louisville has won two of its last three meetings with Florida State while going 2-0-1 against the spread in those three games. FSU has been a puzzling team, as the Seminoles have some big wins and some shaky performances against bad teams. However, FSU has been pretty good about covering and I think they should be able to handle this average Louisville team. The public betting is backing Florida State as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE -6