Florida State small faves vs Bonnies
ACC tournament champion Florida State takes on the surprise champs of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament, St. Bonaventure, in the East Regional 3-vs.-14 game Friday afternoon.
The Seminoles, who finished third in the ACC this season before upsetting Duke and North Carolina to win the conference tournament, are favored by six points over the Bonnies, who finished third in the A-10 before winning that conference tourney.
This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Bridgestone Arena.
Supporters of the Bonnies have watched them go 20-11 and 18-10-2 ATS on the year, while the Seminoles are at 24-9 and 18-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Seminoles are 17-13-1, while the Bonnies have a 16-13-1 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Seminoles sit at No. 13 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bonnies sit at No. 62 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Seminoles will win this game 75-73.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida State's No. 119 nationally ranked offense (70.3 points per game) against a Bonnies defense that sits as the No. 111 at 65 PPG. The Seminoles have been averaging 45.8% from the field, almost the same as the Bonnies have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).
Defensively, St. Bonaventure features the nation's No. 82-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Florida State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 133 nationally in scoring at home.
St. Bonaventure was a 67-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Xavier. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. St. Bonaventure got 26 points and 14 rebounds from Andrew Nicholson en route to a 67-56 victory over Xavier on Sunday at Boardwalk Hall.
Florida State was an 85-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against North Carolina. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Michael Snaer scored 18 points leading the Seminoles to an 85-82 victory over North Carolina at Philips Arena on Sunday.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Xavier are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing North Carolina are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Bonnies at Seminoles trends to consider:
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Florida State's last 8 games