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NCAA hoops odds preview - Florida State vs. Pittsburgh

Florida State Seminoles Pittsburgh Panthers
15-11 February 23, 2014, 06:00 | Petersen Events Center 20-6



Florida State pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Sunday, hoping to send the Panthers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Petersen Events Center.

The Panthers sit at 20-6 (8-13-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Seminoles are currently 15-11 (13-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 13-10 OU, and Florida State is 9-15 OU.

View Florida State Seminoles vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game matches up the No. 78 (Panthers) and the No. 225 (Seminoles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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In their last action, Florida State was an 81-75 loser at home against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Florida State suffered an 81-75 loss against North Carolina on Monday, getting 22 points from Ian Miller in a losing effort at Tucker Center.

Pittsburgh was a 75-71 loser in its last match on the road against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Pittsburgh suffered a 75-71 loss against North Carolina on Saturday, getting 16 points from Lamar Patterson in a losing effort at Dean Smith Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 115-ranked offense, averaging 72.5 PPG, against a Seminoles defense that ranks No. 42 at 65.27 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 46.16% so far, less than the Seminoles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.52% per game.

A few Seminoles at Panthers trends to consider:
Florida State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
Florida State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Florida State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Florida State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games


Next up:
Florida State home to Georgia Tech, Sunday, March 2nd
Pittsburgh at Boston College, Wednesday, February 26th