The Florida State Seminoles (9-6) travel to face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-9) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend and televised on CW. Florida State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Notre Dame is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Duke. Tip-off is set for 2:15 ET.
Florida State Seminoles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Florida State Seminoles Are Coming Off A Win
Florida State comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 10 of their 15 games this season. They have gone 6-4 in those games, including a 3-1 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Overall, the Seminoles are 9-6, and they have won three straight games.
On the road, Florida State is just 1-3 this season, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -9.2 points per game, and they are currently on a two-game losing streak.
Florida State has an ATS record of 8-6-1 this season, including a mark of 2-2 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Seminoles have gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.
Florida State’s over/under record this season is 9-5-1, and today’s line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (151.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points, and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 6-4.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Notre Dame will look to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Florida State. The Fighting Irish are 7-9 overall, including a 1-3 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. At home, Notre Dame is 5-6 this season.
On the year, Notre Dame has been an underdog eight times, going just 2-6 in those games. In their last outing, the Fighting Irish fell to Duke by a score of 67-59.
Notre Dame’s overall ATS record this season is 8-7, but they have been much better vs. the spread as the underdog, going 6-2. In their last three games at home, the Fighting Irish are 3-0 ATS and they are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as the underdog.
The over/under record for Notre Dame’s games this year is 4-11 and the average point total in their games is 127.5. Today’s over/under line is 134.5 and so far, 11 of their games have finished with less points than that. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points and their over/under record in their last three games is 0-2.
Florida State Offense Breakdown
In their recent matchup, the Florida State offense ended with 87 points against Wake Forest. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Seminoles have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 238th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 221st in percentage and 236th in three-pointers made.
|Jamir Watkins (F)
|Darin Green Jr (G)
|Baba Miller (F)
Notre Dame Offense Breakdown
In their recent game, the Fighting Irish’s offense concluded with 59 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 63.3 points per contest. On offense, Notre Dame has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 40%. So far, they are 304th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 73%.
|Markus Burton (G)
|J.R Konieczny (G)
|Braeden Shrewsberry (G)
Florida State Team Defense
The Seminoles’ defense is presently ranked 226th nationally, allowing an average of 74.1 points per contest. Florida State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Wake Forest offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 82 points.
Notre Dame Team Defense
The Fighting Irish’s defense is presently ranked 46th nationally, allowing an average of 65.1 points per contest. Notre Dame’s three-point defense is currently 102nd in the country at 6.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.8% of their shots vs. Notre Dame.
Seminoles vs Fighting Irish Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Seminoles have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 71 points per game in this stretch.
- Across their last three home contests, Notre Dame has a 2-0 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 61 points per game.
- Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Notre Dame has an ATS mark of 5-0 while going 1-4 straight up.
- Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Seminoles have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-2.
Coming in as the underdogs at +1.5, we have the Fighting Irish as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 134.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.
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