Seminoles vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The Sweet 16 begins tonight when the fourth-seeded Florida State Seminoles meet the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs. Can a Florida State squad that has only lost twice since January 21 manage to pull off the upset tonight?
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Honda Center at 7:09PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Bulldogs are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 147 points. As of Thursday morning, 62 percent of public bets are coming in on Florida State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Seminoles blow past Racers
Florida State dominated Murray State to the tune of 90-62 Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to move to 29-7 on the season. The Seminoles established a 50-34 halftime advantage en route to the win. Florida State shot 36-of-71 from the floor, 11-of-27 from 3-point distance plus 7-of-9 at the free throw line. Mfiondu Kabengele led the Seminoles with 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting including 2-of-2 from 3-point distance off the bench. He also contributed seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Terance Mann tallied 18 points, eight boards and six assists. Raiquan Gray added 11 points, five steals and three caroms.
Zags take down Bears
Gonzaga earned an 83-71 win over Baylor Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 with a 32-3 record. The Bulldogs cruised to a 39-23 halftime advantage on its way to the victory. Gonzaga shot 31-of-57 from the field, 7-of-20 from 3-point range plus 14-of-21 at the free throw line. Brandon Clarke led the Bulldogs with 36 points on 15-of-18 shooting plus 6-of-8 at the free throw line. He also notched eight rebounds, five blocked shots, three assists and two steals. Corey Kispert accounted for 16 points and seven boards. Josh Perkins added 11 points and six assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Seminoles are 4-0 ATS in their last four games versus the West Coast Conference. Florida State is 4-1 ATS in its last five Thursday games.
The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games. Gonzaga is 1-6-1 ATS in its last eight games versus the ACC.
The only two losses the Bulldogs have had over the last 18 games have come against North Carolina plus Duke on tired legs in the ACC Tournament. The Seminoles also have victories during that stretch over the likes of Louisville, Virginia Tech (twice), Virginia and its two NCAA Tournament wins. Needless to say, FSU is playing great basketball. It's a deep team full of talent and parts that fit depending on the matchup. The Seminoles are 10th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency and I think it will help them keep it close against a Gonzaga team that ranks as the most efficient offense in the nation.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES +7.5