The Florida State Seminoles (2-0) will be at home in Donald L. Tucker Center when they take on the Citadel Bulldogs (3-2). Florida State opened as a 27.5-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 187 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Citadel Bulldogs at Florida State Seminoles Odds Preview
The Bulldogs dismantled the Trinity Baptist Eagles in their last outing, 116-66. Zane Najdawi was the games leading scorer with 28 points on 12-for-15 shooting. Citadel played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.5 (better than their season average of 16.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.658 (above their season average of 0.497). Trinity Baptist was 36.8 and 0.475, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Seminoles. last game, they thoroughly outplayed the Kennesaw State Owls, 98-79. Florida State rallied around Phil Cofer, who was the game.s high scorer with 21 points on 9-for-11 shooting. Florida State played a nearly flawless game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 53.1 and a turnover percentage of 11.6. For those same stats, Kennesaw State was 38.7 and 15.8, respectively.
Florida State could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the NCAA.s worst defenses. The Seminoles rank 21st in offensive efficiency, while Citadel ranks 336th in defensive efficiency dating back to last season.
The Bulldogs have had records of 15-23 straight up (SU) and 14-11 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to set the total high when Citadel is involved since last season as 60.0 percent of their games have gone under the O/U total.
The Seminoles, on the other hand, are 27-8 SU and 20-16 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Florida State games over that same stretch with 19 overs compared to 17 unders.
Citadel Bulldogs vs. Florida State Seminoles Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Florida State, ATS Winner – Florida State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Seminoles rank 18th in blocks per game (5.2) while the Bulldogs rank 234th in blocks allowed per game (4.2).
- Florida State ranks 34th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Citadel ranks 246th (7.4).
- Florida State ranks 75th in rebounds per game (37.8) while Citadel ranks 332nd in rebounds allowed per game (44.0).
- The Seminoles rank 72nd in assists allowed per game (12.0) while the Bulldogs rank 317th (19.4).
- Citadel ranks second in three pointers attempted per game (35.2) while Florida State ranks 233rd (19.4).