Seminoles vs. Panthers Prediction
The 13th-ranked Florida State Seminoles lost a heartbreaker at home Saturday afternoon to No. 1 Duke. Can FSU bounce back tonight with a road victory at the Pittsburgh Panthers?
Monday, January 14, 2019
Peterson Events Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Seminoles are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 144.5 points. As of Monday morning, 67 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Florida State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Seminoles fall on last-second 3-pointer
Florida State gave up a 3-pointer in the close second Saturday afternoon at home to fall 80-78 to top-ranked Duke. The Seminoles (13-3, 1-2 ACC) were outscored 42-39 in the second half of the defeat. Florida State shot 25-of-62 from the field, 8-of-25 from 3-point range and 20-of-24 at the free throw line. Mfiondu Kabengele paced FSU with 24 points off the bench on 7-of-13 shooting including 2-of-3 on 3-pointers plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He added 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals. Phil Cofer contributed 21 points and seven rebounds. P.J. Savoy added 10 points and three rebounds.
Panthers unable to hang with NC State
Pittsburgh lost 86-80 Saturday afternoon at the Wolfpack to drop to 11-5 on the season and 1-2 in ACC action. Xavier Johnson led the Panthers with 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting plus 9-of-11 at the free throw line. he also dished out two assists. Au'Diese Toney tallied 17 points and six rebounds. Jared Wilson-Frame contributed 12 points, four assists, four steals and three steals. Terrell Brown added 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots. The Panthers were outscored 45-40 in the second half and shot 25-of-55 from the floor plus 6-of-13 from 3-point distance and 24-of-28 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The under is 11-1 in the last 12 Seminoles road games. Florida State is 1-4 ATS in its last five Monday games.
The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games. Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last five games versus the ACC.
After such a tough home loss after being able to taste the upset, this is a difficult turnaround two days later against a Pitt squad that has played some inspired basketball its last two games. I'm sensing there might be a bit of a letdown and the spread feels a couple points too big. I'm taking the Panthers here to continue their recent strong play on their home floor.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PANTHERS +5.5