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Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Florida State Seminoles Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Florida State vs Tulsa battle Saturday at BB&T Center as the Seminoles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Golden Hurricane will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Seminoles are 5-4 ATS. Tulsa is 2-3 against the total, while Florida State is 6-2 versus the number.
The Golden Hurricane were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Seminoles sit at No. 136 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Hurricane sit at No. 76 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Seminoles will win this game 74-72.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Hurricane rank No. 104 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.1 per game. That compares with Florida State’s No. 216 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Florida State is college basketball's No. 100-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Golden Hurricane rate No. 255 with 5.3 per game.
Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 121-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Florida State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.
Tulsa won its last outing, a 72-68 result against Oral Roberts on December 22. Tulsa got 18 points from James Woodard en route to a 72-68 victory over Oral Roberts on Saturday at Mabee Center.
Florida State won its last outing, a 79-76 result against Charlotte on December 22. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. The Seminoles used a 30-point performance from Michael Snaer to help Florida State smack Charlotte 79-76 on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 1-0
After playing Oral Roberts are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Auburn are 4-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Golden Hurricane at Seminoles trends to consider:
Florida State is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Florida State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Tulsa home to Buffalo, Wednesday, January 2
Florida State at Auburn, Wednesday, January 2