Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Florida State Seminoles ATS Odds

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The Pittsburgh Panthers (8-19, 0-14 ACC), who are currently on a 14-game skid, look to get back in the win column when they visit Donald L. Tucker Center to take on the Florida State Seminoles (18-8, 7-7 ACC). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 144 points with Florida State opening as a 22-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 18, 2018, and it can be seen on ESPNU.

Pittsburgh Panthers at Florida State Seminoles Odds Preview

In the Panthers last matchup, they lost big to the Boston College Eagles, 81-58. With 16 points on 5-for-10 shooting, Parker Stewart was Pittsburgh’s leading scorer. Boston College had an offensive rebounding percentage of 47.4 (above their season average of 29.2). Pittsburgh, on the other hand, made 11 of their 25 three pointers (44.0 percent). The Seminoles come in on a high note after narrowly defeating the No. 11 Clemson Tigers in their last outing, 81-79. Florida State received a boost from Terance Mann, who put up 13 points and eight rebounds. Florida State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 19.6 (worse than their season average of 15.1) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 34.8). Clemson was 22.5 and 34.2, respectively, for those same stats. The high-powered offense of Florida State (37th in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 113.5) will square off against the bottom-tier defense of Pittsburgh (295th in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 109.2). The Seminoles figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball. These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Games including Pittsburgh have gone under 81.8 percent of the time, while Florida State games have gone over 62.5 percent of the time. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Seminoles have a sizable advantage. They are 18-8 SU and 13-9-2 ATS, while the Panthers are 8-19 SU and 11-11 ATS. This is the first time these teams will clash this year. The Panthers won the sole game played against each other last season, 80-66. The Panthers dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.353 and an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.608. For those same stats, the Seminoles had marks of 0.158 and 0.500, respectively.

Pittsburgh Panthers at Florida State Seminoles Odds Prediction

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

Betting Notes:

  • The Seminoles rank 28th in blocks per game (4.8) while the Panthers rank 173rd in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
  • Pittsburgh ranks 72nd in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while Florida State ranks 212th in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).
  • Pittsburgh is 6-5 ATS on the road, while Florida State is 6-4-1 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone under in 9 of the Panthers 11 road games, while 7 of the Seminoles 11 home games have gone over.
  • Florida State ranks 23rd in rebounds per game (39.2) while Pittsburgh ranks 273rd (31.9).
  • The Seminoles average 15.6 assists per game, which ranks 51st in the nation. The Panthers rank 230th in assists allowed per game (15.5).
  • Florida State ranks 71st in steals per game (6.9) while Pittsburgh ranks 232nd (4.6).

Betting Trends:

  • Florida State is 1-4 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders in their last five games.
  • Over their last five games, Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • The Seminoles have been outscored by an average of 3.4 points in their last five games. For the season, Florida State has defeated opponents by an average of 9.4 points.
  • During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 57.6 points per game (5.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 82.4 points per game (9.8 above their season average).