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FSU Unable To Cover During Skid

Florida State is in the midst of their worst losing streak since 2007 as the Seminoles enter Thursday night on a four-game skid. Not only has FSU been losing on the court, they have also failed to cover in each of those four affairs. The ‘Noles will need to step up their play if they want to avoid their fifth consecutive loss as they visit the Duke Blue Devils Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • Florida State is 7-3 ATS in their past 10 games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
  • Duke is 8-3 ATS in their past 11 games as favorites of 9.0 or more.
  • Florida State is 3-14 SU in their last 17 games when visiting Duke.

If Duke wants to bounce back from their loss against Louisville in their last game out they will need to protect the ball better. The Blue Devils committed a season-high 18 turnovers in that game with freshman star Brandon Ingram accounting for 10 of those.

During their four game losing streak, the Seminoles have allowed opponents to average 80.3 points on 51.7 percent shooting. Florida State’s future still looks bright, however, as the freshman guard combo of Malik Beasley and Dwayne Bacon have averaged a combined 31.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Duke Blue Devils were listed as -10-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Florida State Seminoles vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Florida State Seminoles have watched them go 16-11 and 10-15-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Duke Blue Devils are at 20-7 and 13-12-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Duke Blue Devils are 12-14, while the Florida State Seminoles have a 15-11 mark.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 144-rated Florida State Seminoles taking on the No. 77-rated Duke Blue Devils in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Duke's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 82.37 PPG, against a Seminoles defense that ranks No. 183 at 73.7 PPG. The Blue Devils field goal percentage has averaged 47.27% so far, more than the Seminoles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.23% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Florida State got 22 points from Dwayne Bacon but lost anyway, 83-73, to Virginia Tech on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum.

Grayson Allen went off for 29 points and added 1 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Louisville handed Duke a 71-64 defeat at KFC Yum! Center.

Betting Trends
  • Florida State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida State's last 7 games
  • Florida State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Duke is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke's last 7 games
  • Duke is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Duke is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida State home to Notre Dame, Saturday, February 27th
Duke at Pittsburgh, Sunday, February 28th

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