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Florida State vs Siena Pick & Preview: Thursday, November 24th Betting Odds

Seminoles vs Saints Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Florida State Seminoles at Siena Saints
  • Where: Kissimmee at State Farm Field House
  • Date: Thursday, November 24th
  • Betting Odds: Florida State -8.5, FLST -419 | SIENA +312 O/U 141.0

Seminoles Preview:

Through 5 games, the Florida State Seminoles have an overall record of 1-4. On the road, the Seminoles will be playing their 1st game of the season, having gone 0-1. So far, the Seminoles have been favored 4 times, going 1-3 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Florida State as -8.5 point favorites.

Florida State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Darin Green Jr who is averaging 13.6 points per game for the Seminoles. Jr is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Darin Green Jr will be looking for additional help in the scoring deparment, as the team’s is going to be without Caleb Mills. Through 5 games he is 2nd on the team at 13.0 points per contest. Overall, he has connected on 40.4% of his field goal attempts.

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 that 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.

Saints Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Siena Saints are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 2-2. Currently, the Saints have been the home team 1 time, sitting with a record of 0-1. So far, the Saints have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +8.5 underdogs on the spread.

Siena’s leading scorer this season is Javian McCollum who is averaging 15.75 points per contest. So far, McCollum has accounted for 20.79% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.25 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists. Andrew Platek is the second leading scorer for the Saints, averaging 14.5 points per game. Between him and Platek, they are accounting for 39.9% of the team’s scoring.

Coming into today’s game, Siena will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Saints are ranked 350th at 66.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 513rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Siena is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.

Free Spread Prediction: Siena Saints +8.5

When looking at the betting lines for this showdown between the Florida State Seminoles and Siena Saints, our analysis likes the value of taking Siena to put up a fight as the 8.5 point underdogs. Pace of play should be a big factor in this matchup, as both sides prefer to grind the clock and make their opponents defend. With this game likely featuring a limited number of possessions, there will be less opportunity for Florida State to pull away and cover the spread as -8.5 point favorites. Although Siena is just 1-4 over their last 5 games as the underdog, for today’s game, we will be locking in the Saints at +8.5.

 


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