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Florida State Seminoles vs Hurricanes College Hoops Game Preview

Florida State SeminolesMiami Hurricanes
11-4January 15, 2014, 09:00 | BankUnited Center9-6

The Florida State Seminoles will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Hurricanes in Miami at BankUnited Center on Wednesday in college basketball action.

The Hurricanes are 9-6 so far on the season, and 5-6 ATS vs. the number. The Seminoles, meanwhile, are 11-4 and 10-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Miami go 2-9 and the Seminoles go 3-10 on the totals.

View Florida State Seminoles vs Miami Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Miami sat as 1.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Hurricanes - Seminoles odds would favor the Seminoles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miami is rated No. 147 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida State is at No. 41.

In their last action, Miami was a 63-57 winner on the road against North Carolina. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Miami got 19 points from Rion Brown en route to a 63-57 victory over North Carolina on Wednesday at Dean Smith Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Seminoles is ranked No. 66 in NCAA hoops at 38 per game. Contrast that with Miami’s No. 121 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Miami is the No. 178-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Florida State rates No. 214 at 4.93 per game.

A few Seminoles at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Florida State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Florida State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Florida State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida State's last 6 games on the road
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games at home
Miami is 5-8-3 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Florida State
Miami is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Florida State

Next up:
Florida State at Virginia, Saturday, January 18th
Miami at Georgia Tech, Saturday, January 18th