Seminoles vs. Fighting Irish Prediction
The seventh-ranked Florida State Seminoles can move into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings with a win tonight at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Can the hosts play spoiler as the small underdogs?
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Purcell Pavilion at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Seminoles are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 147 points. As of Wednesday morning, 69 percent of public bets are siding with visiting FSU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Seminoles fall in heartbreaker
Florida State gave up the go-ahead basket with one second to go Saturday as it fell 70-69 at Clemson to drop to 24-5 overall and 14-4 in conference play. The Seminoles were outscored 38-30 in the second half after leading by seven at the break. Devin Vassell led FSU with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point distance. He also notched seven rebounds and three assists. Malik Osborne contributed 11 points and eight boards. Trent Forrest added 11 points, four caroms and three assists.
Fighting Irish stumble at Demon Deacons
Notre Dame lost 84-73 Saturday at Wake Forest to fall to 18-11 overall and 9-9 in the ACC. The Fighting Irish trailed 41-30 at halftime and were unable to recover. John Mooney led Notre Dame with 24 points on 10-of-22 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point range plus 2-of-5 from the charity stripe. He also racked up 17 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Nate Laszewski tallied 15 points and four boards off the bench. T.J. Gibbs accounted for 11 points and two dimes. Dane Goodwin added 10 points in 24 minutes of action as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Seminoles are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall. Florida State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 Wednesday games.
The Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games. Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in its last five games overall.
This is an interesting matchup because the Seminoles are fighting for an ACC regular season title, but Notre Dame is fighting for a possible NCAA Tournament bid and needs a good showing after a dud over the weekend at Wake Forest. It took everything it had for FSU to dispose of the Fighting Irish on its home floor by a count of 85-84 back in January, but something tells me cream rises to the top here. Notre Dame does not have an impressive resume of wins this season and I don't expect that to change today. Go with the Seminoles to get it done on the road.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES -1.5