NCAA hoops odds preview - BYU vs. Florida State
BYU Cougars vs Florida State Seminoles Odds
The Florida State Seminoles host BYU on Friday, looking to build on their 1-1 mark against the 2-0 Cougars in college hoops action at Barclays Center.
The game is being played at Barclays Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
The Seminoles sport records of 1-1 and 1-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cougars have 2-0 and 2-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-0 for the Seminoles and 0-0 for the Cougars.
The Cougars were listed as 2-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Seminoles and the No. 14-ranked Cougars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 91-86 result in favor of the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida State's No. 49 nationally ranked offense (83 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 153 at 64 PPG. The Seminoles have been averaging 50.9% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (53% on average).
Defensively, BYU features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Florida State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, BYU was an 80-62 winner at home against Georgia State. They covered the 15-point spread as favorites. The Cougars got a terrific 28-point effort from Brandon Davies as BYU defeated Georgia State 80-62 on Tuesday at Marriott Center.
In their last action, Florida State was a 95-68 winner at home against Buffalo. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The Seminoles blew out Buffalo on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 95-68 win at Tucker Center.
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
After a win are 6-4
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few Cougars at Seminoles trends to consider:
Florida State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
BYU home to Texas-San Antonio, Wednesday, November 21
Florida State home to North Florida, Wednesday, November 21