Southeast Missouri State vs. Florida State Prediction
The 11th-ranked Florida State Seminoles have won all four of their home games and are huge favorites tonight versus the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. Are the Seminoles going to dominate enough to cover the big number?
Monday, December 17, 2018
Donald L. Tucker Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Seminoles are a 27-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 146.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 59 percent of public bets are siding with host Florida State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Redhawks unable to hang with The Citadel
Southeast Missouri State fell to host The Citadel by a count of 86-74 its last time out to drop to 5-6 on the season. Ledarrius Brewer paced the Redhawks with 24 points on 9-of-17 shooting including 5-of-10 from 3-point range. He added three rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. Alex Caldwell contributed 14 points off the bench plus three assists. Southeast Missouri State shot 29-of-66 from the floor in the contest and only 4-of-11 at the free throw line.
Seminoles win third straight
Florida State improved to 8-1 on the season nine days ago with a 79-71 victory over UConn in the Never Forget Tribute Classic. Terance Mann led the Seminoles with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go with nine rebounds. David Nichols tallied 16 points, three rebounds and two assists off the bench. Mfiondu Kabengele added 15 points plus three boards. Florida State led 39-33 at halftime and held on from there. The Seminoles held the Huskies to 23-of-61 shooting in the contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
Southeast Missouri State
The Redhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven Monday games. Southeast Missouri State is 1-4 ATS in its last five games overall.
The Seminoles are 3-1-2 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss. Florida State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 Monday games.
With a lengthy layoff, I don't expect the Seminoles to fire on all cylinders against an opponent that doesn't strike any fear into them. The spread seems a few points too wide here and I'm going to jump on a bet on the Redhawks. This will be by far Southeast Missouri State's toughest opponent thus far, but it hasn't lost a game by more than 21 while FSU has won only one contest by more than 27. Odds are that the Redhawks stay within the number.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE +27