Florida State Seminoles vs. Miami Hurricanes Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The ninth-ranked Florida State Seminoles (15-2, 5-1 ACC) travel to Watsco Center to clash with the Miami Hurricanes (10-6, 2-4 ACC). The Seminoles will try to extend their eight-game winning streak. Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020, and can be seen on ACC Network.

Florida State Seminoles vs. Miami Hurricanes Betting Odds

In their last game, the Hurricanes were beaten by the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 80-63, while the Seminoles beat the Virginia Cavaliers, 54-50.

Florida State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 32.2) and a turnover percentage of 21.8 (worse than their season average of 16.3). For those same stats, Virginia was 20.8 and 26.7, respectively. Miami, on the other hand, did a great job of getting and making free throws (20-25; 80.0 percent). Miami received a boost from Rodney Miller Jr., who contributed 16 points and seven rebounds. Devin Vassell played a key role for Florida State with 18 points and five rebounds.

The Seminoles dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last game, Florida State won 78-66. Florida State launched 20 three pointers, making 12 of them (60.0 percent), while Miami was 7-29 (24.1 percent). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

Ball security could play a significant role in this contest. Miami commits the 27th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 16.4 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Florida State forces the 10th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 26.6 percent). Also, the Seminoles’ 58th-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 108.9) will square off against the Hurricanes’ 316th-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 106.0).

Florida State Seminoles at Miami Hurricanes Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Florida State, ATS Winner – Florida State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Florida State ranks eighth in assists allowed per game (9.1) while Miami ranks 216th (14.9).
  • The Seminoles average 5.5 blocks per game, which ranks 14th in the nation. The Hurricanes rank 128th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
  • The Seminoles rank 68th in rebounds allowed per game (33.1) while the Hurricanes rank 249th (38.7).
  • Florida State ranks 13th in steals per game (9.5) while Miami ranks 171st (5.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Seminoles’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.2, down from 12.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Hurricanes have scored an average of 64.4 points per game (7.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.0 points per game (2.4 above their season average).