Florida State Seminoles vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Preview
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Florida State Seminoles Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Florida State vs Minnesota battle Tuesday at Tucker Center as the Seminoles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Seminoles are 4-1 so far on the season, and 3-1 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Gophers, meanwhile, are 6-1 and 4-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida State go 3-0 and the Golden Gophers go 2-1 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Florida State sat as 1.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Seminoles, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Gophers, who rate No. 110 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-82 victory for the Golden Gophers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida State's No. 25 nationally ranked offense (80.4 points per game) against a Golden Gophers defense that sits as the No. 71 at 59.9 PPG. The Seminoles have been averaging 51.9% from the field, more than the Golden Gophers have managed so far this season (47.2% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Minnesota owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Florida State, on the other hand, rates No. 61 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 66-63 winner as they battled Stanford at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Stanford got 22 points from Dwight Powell but lost anyway, 66-63, to Minnesota on Saturday at Atlantis Resort.
In their last action, Florida State was a 75-67 winner at home against North Florida. Michael Snaer scored 21 points leading the Seminoles to a 75-67 victory over North Florida at Tucker Center on Wednesday.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Mercer are 3-0
After playing North Florida are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Golden Gophers at Seminoles trends to consider:
Minnesota is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Florida State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Florida State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Minnesota home to North Florida, Saturday, December 1
Florida State home to Mercer, Sunday, December 2