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Virginia Cavaliers take on Seminoles in NCAA basketball test

Virginia CavaliersFlorida State Seminoles
March 7, 7:00 PM | Tucker Center

Virginia Cavaliers vs Florida State Seminoles Odds

20-9TEAM RECORD15-14

Tucker Center will host Florida State Seminoles vs. Virginia Cavaliers action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Seminoles are 15-14 so far on the season, and 10-16-1 ATS vs. the number. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, are 20-9 and 17-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida State go 15-11 and the Cavaliers go 12-10 on the totals.

View Virginia vs Florida State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Seminoles, most recently No. 272 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 111 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-63 victory for the Cavaliers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Florida State has the nation's No. 179-rated offensive output, at 67.3 PPG. The visiting Cavaliers defense ranks No. 4 allowing on average 54.4 PPG. The Seminoles FG% has averaged 44% so far, less than the Cavaliers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 34-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. Florida State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 152 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Virginia, they were a 53-52 loser as they battled Boston College on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. The Cavaliers endured a 53-52 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Akil Mitchell at Conte Forum.

Florida State lost its last outing, a 79-58 result against North Carolina on March 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog. Florida State was run off the court by the Tar Heels on Sunday as North Carolina routed them 79-58 at Dean Smith Center.

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Maryland are 3-7
After playing Boston College are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing North Carolina State are 6-4
After playing North Carolina are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cavaliers at Seminoles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia's last 6 games on the road
Virginia is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Florida State
Virginia is 4-11-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida State's last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida State's last 10 games when playing Virginia
Florida State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Virginia

Next up:
Virginia home to Maryland, Sunday, March 10
Florida State home to North Carolina State, Saturday, March 9