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Louisville vs Florida State Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 10th Betting Odds
Cardinals vs Seminoles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Louisville Cardinals at Florida State Seminoles
- Where: Tallahassee at Donald L. Tucker Center
- Date: Saturday, December 10th
- Betting Odds: Louisville +11.5, LOU +484 | FLST -719 O/U 137.5
Louisville heads into this matchup having played 8 games and have an overall record sitting at 0-8. On the road, the Cardinals will be playing their 2nd game of the season, having gone 0-2. So far, the Cardinals have been the underdog 5 times, going 0-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11.5 underdogs on the spread.
Louisville will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer El Ellis who is averaging 15.62 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 gameplan is the play of Jae’Lyn Withers who has hit 44.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.62 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 that 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.
The Florida State Seminoles head into today’s game in what will be their 11th game of the season, posting a record of 1-9. So far this season, Florida State has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 1-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Seminoles as the -11.5 point favorites. The Seminoles have been favored 5 times, going 1-4 straight up.
Florida State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Darin Green Jr who is averaging 13.1 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. Also key to the Seminoles’ offensive gameplan is the play of Matthew Cleveland who has hit 46.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.2 points 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 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Florida State Seminoles -11.5
For today’s matchup between Florida State Seminoles and Louisville Cardinals, our analysis points to Florida State covering the spread as the -11.5 point favorites. Although the Seminoles are just 1-4 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for Florida State as they will be facing a Louisville team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Cardinals’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the Florida State Seminoles to cover!