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Florida State Seminoles take on Golden Gophers in NCAA basketball test

Florida State SeminolesMinnesota Golden Gophers
5-2December 03, 2013, 09:30 | Williams Arena6-2

Minnesota looks to cover the Golden Gophers-Seminoles pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 6-2 mark when they host Florida State in college basketball wagering action.

The Golden Gophers sit at 6-2 (3-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Seminoles are currently 5-2 (5-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 2-3 OU, and Florida State is 1-5 OU.

View Florida State Seminoles vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Minnesota in this one found them as -3.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 156-rated Florida State taking on the No. 40-rated Golden Gophers in this contest.

Florida State was a 67-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Florida. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Florida State suffered a 67-66 loss against Florida on Friday, getting 14 points from Boris Bojanovsky in a losing effort at Stephen O'Connell Center.

Minnesota won its last outing, an 83-68 result against Chaminade on November 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 22-point favorite. Minnesota got 17 points from Deandre Mathieu en route to an 83-68 victory over Chaminade on Wednesday at Lahaina Civic Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 93 nationally ranked offense (77.88 points per game) against a Seminoles defense that sits as the No. 86 at 67.43 PPG. The Golden Gophers have been averaging 43.48% from the field, less than the Seminoles have managed so far this season (49.61% on average).

A few Seminoles at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
Florida State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Florida State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Florida State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Florida State home to Jacksonville State, Sunday, December 8th
Minnesota at New Orleans, Saturday, December 7th