Florida State vs. Syracuse - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Syracuse Orange (14-10) at Florida State Seminoles (20-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Donald L. Tucker Center)

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The Florida State Seminoles (20-4) will host the Syracuse Orange (14-10) on Saturday, February 15th for an ACC match up at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL. The game will be played at 12:00 pm eastern time.

The Florida State Seminoles will come in looking to bounce back at home after a tough loss to Duke University in Cameron Indoor Arena 65-70 on Monday night. In the closely contested match up the Seminoles fell short in the second half after a valiant effort from senior guard Trent Forrest who finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Forrest found support from both Malik Osborne and Devin Vassell who finished with 14 points and 11 points respectively.

Syracuse will also look to bounce back after a home loss to NC State 74-79. Syracuse will come in to Tallahassee needing a win after dropping 3 of their last 5 games. In the game against NC State, Syracuse was led by freshman Joseph Girard III who finished with 30 points on 9-22 shooting. As a team the Orange converted on only 39.1 % of their field goals and will need to be far more efficient to hang with Florida State at home.

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On the season, Florida State is averaging 75.1 points per game and limiting their 65.1 points. Syracuse is averaging 74 points a game and giving up 68.3. Syracuse is 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games whereas Florida States is 3-2 ATS in their last 5 games.

The Florida State Seminoles are the more talented team and need this one to keep up with both Duke and Louisville in the ACC standings. The only way I see this game staying close is if the iconic Syracuse zone defense causes the Seminoles some issues from the perimeter and they have a tough shooting night. I'll take a chance with Syracuse and the points in this one.

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