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Syracuse Orange visit Florida State Seminoles in college basketball clash

Syracuse OrangeFlorida State Seminoles
26-4March 09, 2014, 02:00 | Tucker Center18-11

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Florida State Seminoles try to run the Syracuse Orange off the court at Tucker Center in college hoops action.

The Orange will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 15-10-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Seminoles are 16-11 ATS. Syracuse is 9-16-1 against the total, while Florida State is 12-15 versus the number.

View Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Seminoles as 1-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 221-ranked Seminoles and the No. 141-rated Orange in this matchup.

Syracuse lost its last outing, a 67-62 result against Georgia Tech on March 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. Syracuse got 28 points from C.J. Fair on the way to a 67-62 loss against Georgia Tech on Tuesday at Carrier Dome.

Florida State won its last outing, a 74-70 result against Boston College on March 4. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Florida State got 26 points from Aaron Thomas en route to a 74-70 victory over Boston College on Tuesday at Conte Forum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida State has the nation's No. 129-rated offensive output, at 71.62 PPG. The visiting Orange defense ranks No. 9 allowing on average 59.33 PPG. The Seminoles FG% has averaged 46.82% so far, more than the Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

A few Orange at Seminoles trends to consider:
Syracuse is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
Syracuse is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Syracuse's last 9 games
Florida State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida State's last 7 games
Florida State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home