Minnesota vs. FSU Pick
No. 25 Florida State and Minnesota kickoff the ACC/Big Ten Challenge today at 7PM ET. Which team will come away with the win?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida State is favored at home in this game, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -9 points against Minnesota. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 155.5 points. Minnesota has won and covered in three straight meetings with Florida State.
Minnesota is 6-0 on the season following a 57-45 win over Southern Illinois on Friday. The Gophers are 3-2-1 against the spread but playing in their first true road game of the season today. Their defense has been their strength, as Minnesota is giving up just 66.5 points per game. Offensively, Minnesota is averaging 80.7 points per contest. Amir Coffey is averaging 15.8 points per game to lead the Gophers while Jordan Murphy is putting up 11 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest.
Florida State is 5-1 on the season following a 72-61 win against Illinois back on Friday. The Seminoles had their lone loss come against Temple, 89-86. FSU is 3-1 against the spread on the year and putting up an impressive average of 90.8 points per game while shooting 52.6 percent from the field. Defensively, FSU is allowing 75.3 points per game. The team is currently led by Dwayne Bacon, who is averaging 18.2 points per game. Jonathan Isaac is adding 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.
Minnesota is going to be tested by going on the road for the first time. Especially at the 25th-ranked Seminoles. FSU has an offense that will be tough for Minnesota to stop, even with the Gophers’ defense. FSU is scoring at a high percentage and the Minnesota offense can’t keep pace. Look for the Seminoles to cruise.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE -9