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College basketball point spread favors Seminoles in battle with Cavaliers

Virginia CavaliersFlorida State Seminoles
9-4January 04, 2014, 05:00 | Tucker Center9-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Tucker Center Saturday as host Florida State looks to handle the Virginia Cavaliers in NCAA hoops action.

The Seminoles sport a record of 9-3 and 8-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cavaliers have 9-4 and 3-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-8 for the Seminoles and 4-5 for the Cavaliers.

View Virginia Cavaliers vs Florida State Seminoles Odds and Stats.

The Cavaliers were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game matches up the No. 38 (Seminoles) and the No. 79 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Florida State won its last outing, a 67-59 result against Charleston Southern on December 30. Aaron Thomas scored 19 points leading the Seminoles to a 67-59 victory over Charleston Southern at Tucker Center on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cavaliers is ranked No. 94 in NCAA hoops at 37.54 per game. Contrast that with Florida State’s No. 57 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida State is the No. 235-ranked team in the country at 4.42 per game, while Virginia rates No. 202 at 5.08 per game.

A few Cavaliers at Seminoles trends to consider:
Virginia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Virginia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Virginia's last 10 games on the road
Florida State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida State is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Virginia
Florida State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Virginia

Next up:
Virginia home to Wake Forest, Wednesday, January 8th
Florida State at Clemson, Thursday, January 9th