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Florida State vs Louisville Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Seminoles vs Cardinals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals
- Where: Louisville at KFC Yum! Center
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Florida State -5.5, FLST -244 | LOU +194 O/U 143.5
The Florida State Seminoles head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 7-16. So far, the Seminoles have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 2-8. This season, Florida State has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 4-4. For today’s contest, Florida State has a betting line set -5.5 points in their favor.
Matthew Cleveland comes into today’s game as the Seminoles’ leading scorer at 14.13 points per contest. Not only has Cleveland been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Florida State’s top rebounder at 7.57 boards per contest. Behind Cleveland, the team has benefited from the strong play of Darin Green Jr, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.04 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.2% of his shots and is adding 3.09 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Florida State this season, as they are currently ranked 198th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Seminoles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 318th in the NCAA.
Louisville heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 3-19. Currently, the Cardinals have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 3-11. So far, the Cardinals have been the underdog 17 times, going 2-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Louisville will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer El Ellis who is averaging 17.0 points per game for the Cardinals. Ellis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cardinals’ offensive game plan is the play of Mike James who has hit 46.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.36 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisville this season, as they are currently ranked 318th in college basketball at 67.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.9%, placing them 420th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Florida State Seminoles -5.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Florida State Seminoles to pick up the win and cover the spread as -5.5 point betting favorites. Although Florida State as a team is just 266th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Cardinals’ defense. At -5.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Seminoles to come out on top and cover.