Florida State vs Florida Hoops Preview
The Florida Gators will be looking to continue their SU and ATS winning streak against their in-state rivals from Florida State on Wednesday night as the schools hit the hardwood in Tallahassee.
The Gators have won three games in a row both SU and ATS against the Seminoles heading into their Wednesday matchup, including an 82-64 win over Florida State as a 9.5-point favorite on the college basketball betting lines last December at home.
This season, the Seminoles are 4-3 overall and 3-2 ATS ATS, while the Gators are 6-0 and 3-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Florida State boasts a 4-0 on the OU, and Florida is 1-1.
Just two weeks ago, the football Gators and Seminoles were going at it. Today, its on the hard court.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Seminoles at No. 141 and the Gators at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 92-73 result in favor of the Gators.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida State's No. 66 nationally ranked offense (75.1 points per game) against a Gators defense that sits as the No. 3 at 48.5 PPG. The Seminoles have been averaging 47.6% from the field, more than the Gators have managed so far this season (47% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Florida State, on the other hand, rates No. 134 in scoring at home.
Florida was an 82-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marquette. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Gators and Golden Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Marquette was handed an 82-49 defeat on Thursday at Stephen O'Connell Center.
In their last action, Florida State was a 61-56 loser at home against Mercer. Florida State got 14 points from Okaro White but lost anyway, 61-56, to Mercer on Sunday at Tucker Center.
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Arizona are 2-1
After playing Marquette are 0-1
After a win are 7-3
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Maine are 1-0
After playing Mercer are 1-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Gators at Seminoles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida State
Florida State is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
Florida State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Florida State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Florida
Florida at Arizona, Saturday, December 15
Florida State home to Maine, Sunday, December 9