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NCAAB: Florida State Seminoles vs. South Florida Bulls Prediction 12/9/2023

The Florida State Seminoles (4-3) travel to face off against the South Florida Bulls (2-4) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and televised on ACCN. Both Florida State and South Florida will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 ET.

Florida State Seminoles vs South Florida Bulls

The Florida State Seminoles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Today’s game against South Florida will showcase a Florida State team that has a record of 4-3. If they win, Florida State will even their road record at 1-2. So far this season, Florida State has a winning record against the spread at 5-2. When playing away from home vs. the spread, they are 2-1, and when playing at home, they are 3-1 vs. the spread.

Florida State’s games have, on average, featured 152.4 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-3-1. Their average over/under line is currently 154.4 points so far. In their most recent three games, the Seminoles’ over/under record is 0-3, with their games averaging 143 points per game.

The South Florida Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

South Florida comes into their 7th game of the season with a record of 2-4. In their last five home games, including last year, South Florida has a 2-3 record at home. As of now, South Florida has a subpar ATS record of 2-4, sitting below .500. Specifically, the Bulls have gone 0-2 vs. the spread when playing away, while they are 2-2 at home.

Up to this point, games involving South Florida have had an average of 135.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146.3 points. Their over/under record is 0-6-0. Looking at the Bulls’ last three games, their over/under record is 0-3 with their games averaging 131 points per game.

Florida State Offense Breakdown

The Florida State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. North Carolina. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.3% while connecting on 12 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Darin Green Jr, who holds an average of 14.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jamir Watkins is averaging 13.6 points per game this season.

Darin Green Jr (G) 14.1 2.7 0.7
Jamir Watkins (F) 13.6 6.1 3.6
De’Ante Green (F) 8.3 3.6 1.1

South Florida Offense Breakdown

Most recently, the South Florida offense finished with just 56 points vs. Massachusetts. For the game, they hit 5/22 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 27.3%. The top scorer for the Bulls was Selton Miguel with 16 points, while Sam Hines Jr. also chipped in with 9 points.

Selton Miguel (G) 12.7 4.3 2.0
Chris Youngblood (G) 12.2 2.3 1.7
Jose Placer (G) 8.5 1.8 1.2

Florida State Team Defense

So far, the Seminoles’ defense is ranked 171st in the country at 73.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. North Carolina, the Tar Heels finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 78 points vs. Florida State.

South Florida Team Defense

So far, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 79th in the country at 67.2 points per contest. In today’s game, the South Florida defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 66 points.

Seminoles vs Bulls Trends

  • In their last three road games, Florida State has averaged 73 points per game while allowing 80. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • In their last three games at home, the Bulls have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 0-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 56 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, South Florida has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Seminoles have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Seminoles vs Bulls Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +7.5, we have the Bulls 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.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 143.5, and our model predicts the Seminoles and Bulls to score a combined 141 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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