Florida St. vs. Rutgers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida State is favored on the road, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -5 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 143 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey and will air live on ESPNU.
Florida State is off to a 5-0 start to the season thanks to a 113-78 win over The Citadel. The Seminoles are 4-0 against the spread, covering four double-digit spread. FSU is averaging 91 points per game this season while allowing 68 per contest. Terance Mann is putting up 17 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game this season while Phil Cofer is adding 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per contest.
Rutgers is coming off a 61-47 win over East Carolina to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Knights have covered the spread in their two lined games. Rutgers are putting up just 69.8 points per game this season, but holding opponents to 49 per game. Geo Baker is leading Rutgers with 12.5 points per game while Deshawn Freeman is adding 11 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. The trends are with Florida State tonight, as FSU is 10-0-1 against the spread in its last 11 Tuesday games and the Seminoles have covered in four straight non-conference games. Rutgers is just 4-22 ATS in their last 26 Tuesday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game. The public betting is strongly with FSU tonight and I agree. Rutgers is about to be really tested, and I don’t think the Knights are ready for it.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE -5