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Florida State Seminoles Face the Virginia Cavaliers: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Florida State Seminoles vs Virginia Cavaliers battle Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena as the Cavaliers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Florida State Seminoles before tip-off in this one found them as 9-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Florida State Seminoles vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida State Seminoles will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 10-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Virginia Cavaliers are 8-3 ATS. Florida State Seminoles are 8-6 on betting the total; Virginia Cavaliers are 4-7.

This game puts the Virginia Cavaliers, most recently No. 19 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Florida State Seminoles, who rate No. 9 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 222 nationally ranked offense (69.08 points per game) against a Florida State Seminoles defense that sits as the No. 109 at 68.86 PPG. The Virginia Cavaliers have been averaging 49.77% from the field, less than the Seminoles have managed so far this season (51.28% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Seminoles got 23 points from Dwayne Bacon as Florida State ran past Wake Forest 88-72 on Wednesday at Tucker Center.

Virginia earned a 61-53 victory over Louisville on Wednesday, getting 10 points from Devon Hall at KFC Yum! Center.

Betting Trends
  • Florida State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida State's last 9 games
  • Florida State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Virginia is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida State home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, January 7th
Virginia at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, January 4th