Cavaliers vs. Seminoles Prediction
The Virginia Cavaliers have dropped their last two games going into tonight's tilt at the ninth-ranked Florida State Seminoles. Can Virginia stay within the number as the underdogs?
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Donald L. Tucker Center at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Seminoles are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 113 points. As of Wednesday morning, 71 percent of public bets are coming in on host FSU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Cavaliers fall in OT
Virginia lost 63-55 in overtime at home Saturday afternoon versus Syracuse to drop to 11-4 overall and 3-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cavaliers outscored the Orange 23-19 in the second half to send it into the extra session before being outscored 20-12 in OT. Jay Huff paced Virginia with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting plus 2-of-7 at the free throw line. He also grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots. Mamadi Diakite contributed 13 points and eight boards. Kihei Clark added 13 points, nine assists and six caroms.
Seminoles take down Demon Deacons
Florida State earned a 78-68 victory last Wednesday night at Wake Forest to improve to 14-2 overall and 4-1 in conference action. The Seminoles led 41-34 at halftime and continued to keep control after the break. Devin Vassell led FSU with 17 points on 4-of-8 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point range plus 8-of-9 at the charity stripe. He also accounted for five rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals. M.J. Walker tallied 15 points and two assists. Trent Forrest added 14 points, 10 boards, four steals and two dimes.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cavaliers are 36-17 ATS in their last 53 road games. Virginia is 9-4-1 ATS in its last 14 Wednesday games.
The Seminoles are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games. Florida State is 6-1 ATS in its last seven home games versus a team with a winning road record.
The Cavaliers' offense stinks to high heaven and is pretty much directly responsible for all of their four losses. While even the Virginia defense has taken a minor step back recently, it is still ranked third nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency. The issue here is FSU is solid defensively and is the much better team on the offensive end. Virginia might keep up for a while but I see its offense letting it down during the stretch run.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES -6.5