Florida State at Notre Dame: 3/6/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-14) vs Florida State Seminoles (15-4)
Game Info: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center)
Betting Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +7 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida State Seminoles and Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Joyce Center.
This is the first meeting between the two teams this year, but Florida State has won each of their last three games.
The Florida State Seminoles come into this game with a 15-4 record overall and coming into this game they have won five of the last six games. In the last game against Boston College, it was a dominating performance as they were able to win 93-64. Florida State on the season is averaging 79.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game.Florida State is shooting 47.5 percent from the field and the offense being good is going to be important in this game. Guard M.J. Walker has been a star for the show averaging 13.1 points per game while shooting 45.3 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish who sit with a 9-14 record overall and coming into this game they have lost three games in a row. In the last game against NC State, the defense really struggled giving up 80 points and that led to the defeat. Notre Dame on the season is averaging 72.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.1 points per game. Notre Dame is shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 36.9 percent from behind the three point line. Prentiss Hubb has been the best player for Notre Dame this season averaging 14.3 points while shooting 39.7 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the three point line.
The over is 17-4-1 in Florida State’s last 22 games played on Saturday. The over is 12-3-2 in Florida State's last 17 games overall. The underdog is 6-2 against the spread in the last eight meetings played between the two teams.
Florida State is the better team, and Notre Dame is going to have no chance to keep this game close. Florida State is going to score at least 5 points and that will lead to the Seminoles covering the spread.