Miami vs Florida State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Florida State (15-15) vs Miami (15-15)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Donald L. Tucker Center)

Betting Odds: Florida State Seminoles -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Miami Hurricanes and the Florida State Seminoles meet Saturday in college basketball action from Donald L. Tucker Center. Let’s get into our Miami vs. Florida State prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Miami Hurricanes

The Hurricanes managed a 14-6 start to the season. Miami has won just once (over Virginia Tech) since then, though. They’ve fallen to Virginia, North Carolina, Clemson, Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina again and Boston College again since that victory.

In the Boston College rematch on Wednesday, the Hurricanes came out of the break with a 32-28 advantage. Miami wasn’t able to hold it though, falling behind on a 39-25 run for a 67-57 loss. Matthew Cleveland was the team’s leading scorer on 13 points with seven boards.

Florida State Seminoles

Over on the Seminoles’ side, they were 13-9 early last month after 22 games. Since then Florida State is just 2-6 with wins over Boston College and NC State. It’s been losses to Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh otherwise in that time.

On Tuesday versus Pittsburgh, the Seminoles were down 42-31 going into the second half. Florida State was outscored 46-42 the rest of the way and lost 88-73 in the end. Cam Corhen was the top team scorer on 25 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one block in 32 minutes.

ANDREW’S FREE MIAMI VS FLORIDA STATE PREDICTION

I’ll stay with Florida State. Probably not touching it; there’s not a lot of intrigue with both teams struggling. It'll be a competitive matchup, though. The Seminoles gave up 55.9 percent shooting in their latest loss to Pittsburgh while coughing up 12 turnovers for 16 Panthers points. The good news is that FSU has hit 73 or more points in three straight games—they’ve lost two of those, however.

On January 17 in the last meeting between these teams, Florida State powered out an 84-75 road victory. The Seminoles shot a nice 48.5 percent from the field in that one with a 41-35 advantage on the boards. FSU wasn’t great from 3-point range (23.5 percent) or the line (60.9 percent), though. In the home rematch I think the Seminoles should be fine if they can sharpen up a bit this time.

Andrew’s Pick Florida State Seminoles -3

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