Southern Miss vs. Florida State Pick
No. 24 Florida State kicks off today’s college basketball action when it plays host to Southern Miss at 2PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida State is heavily favored at home, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -22 points against Southern Miss. The over/under total for the contest has yet to be set. Today’s game will take place from Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida and air live on the ACC Network.
Florida State is coming off a 69-58 win over Charleston Southern on Monday night to improve to 10-1 on the season. The Seminoles are 7-2 against the spread on the year, but have failed to cover in their last two games. FSU is putting up 83.9 points per game on offense while allowing 66.5 per contest on defense. Terance Mann is leading Florida State with 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while Phil Cofer is adding 13.8 poitns per contest.
Southern Miss is comes into today’s game on a four-game win streak. The Golden Eagles are 7-4 on the season and 3-3 against the spread. However, only one of their last four games has been lined, which was a cover against Troy. Southern Miss is averaging just 66.9 points per game on offense while allowing just 68.6 on defense. Cortez Edwards is averaging 17.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this season to lead the team while Tyree Griffin is adding 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists per contest.
These two met last year with Florida State winning 98-49 at home. The Seminoles have the offensive capability that Southern Miss is lacking. The Golden Eagles have struggled to score against average teams, so I expect them to struggle against Florida State. Southern Miss may try to slow the pace, but I expect FSU to find a way to roll tonight. The public betting is siding with Florida State and I think the Seminoles will hold their own.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE -22