Duke Blue Devils vs. Florida State Seminoles Odds - Free Point Spread Pick

Date: 
January 10, 8:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Duke +1.5/Florida State -1.5
Total: 
157

The 9th ranked Florida State Seminoles host the 7th ranked Duke Blue Devils in an ACC game that will take place at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida at 8 PM ET. Duke has won 14 of their 16 games on the season and they have failed to cover the spread in eight of the 15 games that have had a posted line. Florida State has won 15 of their 16 games this season and they have covered the spread in 10 of the 14 games that have had a posted line.

Duke is coming off a 93-82 win over Boston College in their last game where they failed to cover the spread as a 26-point favorite. The total number of points scored in the game was 175, which was well over the closing line of 149.5. The Blue Devils have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games and in their last three games the total has gone over every time. Duke has won two in a row since suffering their 2nd loss of the season against Virginia Tech.

Florida State is coming off a 93-78 win over a ranked Virginia Tech team where they covered the 8.5-point line. The total number of points scored in the game was 171, which was over the closing line of 160.5. The Seminoles have covered the spread in their last three games and previous to the Virginia Tech game the total had gone under in four straight games. Florida State has won 11 in a row since suffering their only loss of the season against Temple.

Offensively, Duke is putting up 85.3 points per game, which ranks 18th in the nation, on a 48.8% FG average. On the defensive side of the ball the Blue Devils are allowing 64.5 points per game on a 40.9% FG average.

Florida State is putting up 86.6 points per game, which ranks 14th in the nation, on a 50.6% FG average, which ranks 6th in the nation. On defense the Seminoles are allowing 68.8 points per game on a 38.9% FG average.

Last season in the line meetings between these teams, which took place at Duke, the Blue Devils beat the Seminoles 80-65. 

Duke Blue Devils vs. Florida State Seminoles Prediction 10/1/2017

I’d probably back Florida State in this spot even if Duke was healthy, but they’re not. F Amile Jefferson has been ruled out and they may be weaker off of the bench with Forwards Javin Delaurier and Chase Jeter questionable to play tonight. The Seminoles only blemish this season is a three point loss on a neutral court to at the time a sizzling Temple team.

Free Pick: 
Take the Florida State Seminoles -1.5 CK
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