Saint Joseph's Florida State Betting Preview
Florida State Seminoles vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Florida State Seminoles travelling to Saint Joseph's Saturday to take on the Hawks.
The game is being played at Barclays Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Saint Joseph's will face the 2-1 Seminoles, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hawks are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Seminoles are 3-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 67-ranked Hawks and the No. 13-rated Seminoles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 87-83 win for the Hawks on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Saint Joseph's has the nation's No. 165-rated offensive output, at 70 PPG. The visiting Seminoles defense ranks No. 252 allowing on average 71.3 PPG. The Hawks FG% has averaged 44.9% so far, less than the Seminoles marksmen have achieved on the year, 53.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida State owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Saint Joseph's, on the other hand, rates No. 199 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Florida State, they were an 88-70 winner as they battled BYU at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. Florida State earned an 88-70 victory over BYU on Friday, getting 17 points from Okaro White at Barclays Center.
Saint Joseph's was a 79-70 winner in its last match at home against Notre Dame. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Notre Dame suffered a 79-70 loss against Saint Joseph's on Friday, getting 14 points from Jack Cooley in a losing effort at Barclays Center.
Florida State home to North Florida, Wednesday, November 21
Saint Joseph's home to Harvard, Tuesday, November 20