Florida State vs Florida Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23

Florida Gators (2-1) vs Florida State Seminoles (2-0)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Stephen C. O'Connell Center)

Betting Odds: Florida Gators -6.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators meet Friday in college basketball action at the Exactech Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Florida State Seminoles Betting Preview

The Florida State Seminoles look for another win to remain undefeated on the year. The Florida State Seminoles haven’t started 3-0 since the 2020-21 season. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 94 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Darin Green Jr. is averaging 17 points and 3 rebounds, while Cam'Ron Fletcher is averaging 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Josh Nickelberry is the third double-digit scorer and Jamir Watkins is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 18.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game.

Florida Gators Betting Preview

The Florida Gators look for a statement win to build on their 2-1 record. The Florida Gators are 2-0 SU at home this season. The Florida Gators are averaging 84 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Riley Kugel is averaging 15 points and 3 rebounds, while Will Richard is averaging 13 points and 2.7 rebounds. Walter Clayton Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Tyrese Samuel is grabbing 9 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 61.3 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

Randy’s Pick

The Florida Gators are the more talented team, and they've shown more through 3 games, especially going toe to toe with Virginia. Florida should be favored here, especially at home. However, this is a rivalry game between Florida State and Florida, and points usually are nice to have. Also, Florida State has won 7 of the last 10 meetings against Florida and has covered 8 of those games. Florida has covered just 3 of its last 7 games overall. Give me the Noles and the free buckets.

Randy’s Pick Florida State Seminoles +6.5

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