Louisville Cardinals vs. Florida State Seminoles, Las Vegas Odds, NCAA Basketball Betting, Picks and Prediction

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16-3 January 21, 2:00 PM | Tucker Center 17-2

When: 2:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 21, 2017
Where: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida
TV: 2 p.m. ET, ESPN

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Louisville Cardinals +4 (-110) +170 149 -110
Florida State Seminoles -4 (-110) -200 149 -110
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The fans at Tucker Center will be treated to a game between the Louisville Cardinals and the Florida State Seminoles when they take their seats on Saturday.

ABOUT LOUISVILLE (16-3, 4-2 ACC): The Cardinals played their first game without Quentin Snider (strained hip, likely out two to three weeks) and initially struggled to get going offensively Thursday before Donovan Mitchell (team-high 13.8 points) eventually took over and scored all 18 of his points in the first half. Freshman V.J. King capably filled in for Louisville’s second-leading scorer with 14 points, while fellow forward Deng Adel (10.8) matched career highs with three 3-pointers and 18 points. Jaylen Johnson (8.2 points, 6.7 rebounds) posted his third double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds, but the junior forward was ejected along with Clemson’s Elijah Thomas late in the second half after both players refused to stop jawing at each other.

ABOUT FLORIDA STATE (17-2, 5-1): Jonathan Isaac (13.1 points, team-high 7.7 rebounds, team-high 1.5 blocks) committed a season-high five turnovers Wednesday but otherwise had his best game as a Seminole, finishing with 23 points, 10 rebounds and a season-best seven blocks – including two rejections in the final 10 seconds to preserve the victory. The freshman forward has posted consecutive double-doubles and excelled in conference action, averaging 8.8 boards (fourth in the league) 2.2 blocks (third) and shooting 82.1 percent from the foul line (seventh). Leading scorer Dwayne Bacon (17.4 points) had a rough game with only 11 points against the Irish, but the effort was enough to extend his streak of scoring in double figures to 28 games, best in the ACC.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Seminoles listed as 4-point favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 149 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

After his team’s most recent win, Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton called the ACC “the best basketball league ever assembled in the history of college basketball,” and the Seminoles’ recent string of opponents would seem to back up his assertion. No 12 Florida State attempts to win five of six during one of the most challenging stretches in league history Saturday when they host 11th-ranked Louisville.

Since its conference-opening win against Wake Forest on Dec. 27, Florida State has faced six straight top-25 teams – five of which remain ranked – becoming only the third team in ACC history to tackle such a daunting task. The Seminoles improved to 4-1 during the stretch Wednesday, surviving a 15-for-21 effort beyond the arc by No. 15 Notre Dame in an 83-80 win at home to give the Fighting Irish their first conference defeat and forge a three-way tie for first place atop the league standings. The Cardinals have quickly rebounded from their 0-2 start in ACC action, winning four in a row to move a game behind Florida State, North Carolina and Notre Dame. Louisville matched its largest margin of victory in a conference game since joining the ACC prior to the 2014-15 season on Thursday, outscoring Clemson by 22 in the second half to roll to a 92-60 victory.

Florida State was a 83-80 winner in its last match at home against Fighting Irish. They failed to cover the -5.5-point spread as favorites.

Louisville was a 92-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tigers. They covered the -5-point spread as favorites.

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Team record: 16-3 SU,12-5 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Louisville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisville is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville’s last 5 games

Florida State:
Team record: 17-2 SU,13-6 ATS
Florida State is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
Florida State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State’s last 5 games

Next up:
Louisville at Pittsburgh Tuesday, January 24
Florida State at Georgia Tech Wednesday, January 25

1. Snider (3.7) and Mitchell (2.4) rank first and fourth, respectively, in assist-to-turnover ratio during ACC play.

2. Isaac is 18-of-21 from the foul line this month.

3. Louisville junior C Anas Mahmoud has registered at least one block in each of his last 20 straight games overall dating back to last season.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Florida State Seminoles will cover the spread at -4 and the game will stay under 149 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Florida State 77, Louisville 70 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

76.6 PTS FOR 86.3
62.2 PTS AGNST 70.9
14.4 DIFF. 15.4
27.1 DEF REBOUNDS 27.0
14.4 OFF REBOUNDS 11.3
44.4 FG% 50.5
68.4 FT% 69.3
6.7 3 POINTERS 7.1
7.1 STEALS 8.0
No Injuries to report.
No Injuries to report.
Louisville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State’s last 5 games
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida State’s last 9 games at home
Louisville’s Overall Scoring vs Florida State’s Overall Defense 76.6 107 71.0 149
Louisville’s Away Scoring vs Florida State’s Home Defense 70.3 168 72.3 265
Louisville’s Road Rebounds vs Florida State’s Home Rebounds Allowed 37.3 75 31.3 59
Florida State’s Overall Scoring vs Louisville’s Overall Defense 86.3 12 62.2 16
Florida State’s Home Scoring vs Louisville’s Road Defense 90.5 16 64.5 14
Florida State’s Home Rebounds vs Louisville’s Road Rebounds Allowed 38.9 120 36.3 163
LOUIS 44.4 38.1 6.3
FLAST 50.5 39.7 10.8
LOUIS 14.4 27.1 41.4
FLAST 11.3 27.0 38.3
LOUIS 13.7 11.7 1.2
FLAST 15.3 12.8 1.2

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