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Virginia Cavaliers home to Florida State Seminoles in NCAA Basketball betting action

Florida State SeminolesVirginia Cavaliers
Jan 19, 4:00 PM | John Paul Jones Arena

Florida State Seminoles vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Seminoles of Florida State hit the hard court against the Cavaliers of Virginia.

This season, the Cavaliers are 11-5 overall and 8-5-1 ATS ATS, while the Seminoles are 10-6 and 8-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Virginia boasts a 3-6 on the OU, and Florida State is 9-4.

View Florida State vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cavaliers installed as 5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 166 and the Seminoles at No. 80 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-69 result in favor of the Cavaliers.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Seminoles rank No. 208 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.4 per game. That compares with Virginia’s No. 232 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia is college basketball's No. 240-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Seminoles rate No. 66 with 7.4 per game.

Defensively, Florida State features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 283 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Florida State was a 77-72 loser at home against North Carolina. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Seminoles endured a 77-72 loss at the hands of the Tar Heels on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Okaro White at Tucker Center.

Virginia was a 59-44 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Clemson. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Virginia got 14 points from Joe Harris but lost anyway, 59-44, to Clemson on Saturday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Clemson are 7-3
After playing North Carolina are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After playing Clemson are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Seminoles at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Florida State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Florida State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Virginia's last 9 games when playing Florida State
Virginia is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 6 games when playing at home against Florida State

Next up:
Florida State home to Clemson, Thursday, January 24
Virginia at Virginia Tech, Thursday, January 24