LSU Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles ATS Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, College Basketball

The 19th-ranked LSU Tigers (5-0) take on the 14th-ranked Florida State Seminoles (4-0) in the AdvoCare Invitational at HP Field House. Action gets underway at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018.

LSU Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles Betting Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Seminoles dismantled the UAB Blazers 81-63, while the Tigers were victorious over the Charleston Cougars 67-55.

LSU’s effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Charleston. The Tigers had a rate of 0.577 (above their season average of 0.557), while the Cougars posted a mark of 0.387 (below their season average of 0.485). Florida State, meanwhile, played a nearly perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.547 (below their season average of 0.569) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (below their season average of 36.6). UAB had marks of 0.345 and 29.3, respectively, for those same stats. Florida State’s Christ Koumadje led the way, putting up 12 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, LSU was lifted by Emmitt Williams, who finished with 14 points and nine rebounds.

Florida State could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense faces off against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. Since the 2017-18 season, the Seminoles rank 59th in offensive efficiency, while LSU ranks 263rd in defensive efficiency. ,

LSU vs. Florida State Betting Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Florida State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Florida State ranks 69th in rebounds per game (37.7) while LSU ranks 249th (33.8).
  • The Tigers rank 18th in steals per game (7.9) while the Seminoles rank 107th in steals allowed per game (5.8).
  • Florida State ranks 83rd in assists per game (14.8) while LSU ranks 94th in assists allowed per game (12.5).
  • The Seminoles average 5.1 blocks per game, which ranks 16th in the NCAA. The Tigers rank 149th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
  • Florida State ranks 172nd in three pointers attempted per game (21.9) while LSU ranks 273rd in three pointers allowed per game (24.3).