Troy vs. Florida State Prediction
No. 15 Florida State is giving up a lot of points tonight as it plays host to struggling Troy. Can the Seminoles cover the spread at 8PM ET?
517 Troy at 518 Florida State
Monday, December 3, 2018
8PM ET – Donald L. Tucker Center
TV: ACC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Florida State is the clear favorite at home, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -20 points against Troy. The over/under total is currently listed at 144 points. The public betting currently has 57 percent going on Florida State as the favorite at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Troy ends win streak
The Troy Trojans had their brief 2-game win streak come to an end last week in a 79-74 loss to Austin Peay in OT. Troy is 3-4 overall, 2-4 against the spread and 4-2 with the over. The Trojans is just 1-4 against the spread in its last five games.
Troy has struggled on both sides of the court thus far. Offensively, the Trojans are putting up just 75.3 points per game while allowing 71.6 per contest. They struggle on the arc as well, shooting just 32 percent on defense while allowing opponents to shoot 36.2 percent. Jordon Varnado is leading Troy with 16.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while Alex Hicks has put up 12 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
FSU edges Purdue
Florida State bounced back from its first loss of the year, to Villanova, when it picked up a 73-72 win at home over Purdue last week. The Seminoles are now 6-1 overall, 3-3-1 against the spread and 5-1-1 with the under. FSU is 0-2-1 ATS in its last three games.
The Seminoles are in the middle of the road on both offense and defense. They put up 78.1 points per game while allowing 66.7. They rank fourth in defensive rebounding, giving up just 24.6 per game. Offensively, FSU shoots 45.8 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from the arc. Terance Mann has led the team this season with 12.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while Mfiondu Kabengele is adding 11.1 points and 4 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
Troy is just 2-8 against the spread in its last 10 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
Florida State is 14-5-2 ATS in its last 21 non-conference games, but just 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on a Monday.
Florida State has been able to score a lot of points this year and it has worked out to two double-digit covers already. This is the biggest spread FSU has yet, but it is facing a Troy team that hasn’t faced much in terms of competition. It’s toughest opponent was Pitt, and the Trojans suffered a 9-point loss as a 5-point dog. Florida State should have too much offense for Troy to deal with and the Trojans will struggle to get good looks against Florida State’s athleticism.
College Basketball Prediction: Florida State -20