Florida State vs. Duke Pick
Will No. 4 Duke possibly fall to 0-2 in the ACC when the Blue Devils host No. 24 Florida State today at 2PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke is favored in this game, as the Blue Devils are getting odds of -10 points against Florida State. The over/under total is listed at 162.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina and will air live on CBS.
Florida State has won two straight as it gets set to begin ACC play. The Seminoles are 11-1 overall and 8-2 against the spread. However, FSU is just 1-2 ATS in its last three games. The Seminoles are averaging 85.1 points per game on offense this year while giving up 64.8 per game on defense. Terance Mann is leading Florida State with 15.1 points and 6 rebounds per game while Phil Cofer is adding 13.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.
Duke opened ACC play with an 89-84 loss at Boston College weeks ago and the Blue Devils have played just two games in the last 21 days. Duke is now 12-1 on the year with an 8-3 record against the spread. Duke is only 2-2 ATS in its last four games. The Blue Devils are averaging 94.2 points per game on offense while allowing 72.5 on defense. Marvin Bagley III is leading the team with 21.1 points and 10.9 rebounds per game while Grayson Allen is adding 17.1 points and 4.3 assists per game for Duke.
Duke has won five of its last six meetings with Florida State, but the Seminoles have covered the spread in three of the last four encounters. Duke is just 8-18-1 against the spread in their last 27 games following a cover and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games against teams with a winning road record. FSU has covered in six of its last seven after three or more straight games at home. I think FSU is ready to go on the road and make a statement by competing with the Blue Devils. The public betting is behind Duke today, but I like FSU to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE +10