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Florida State vs. Virginia Basketball ACC Betting Preview & Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Florida State vs. Virginia Basketball Betting

This Saturday’s college basketball betting lineup is filled with some interesting matchups. One pairing that could have March Madness betting implications is this weekend’s Florida State vs. Virginia basketball contest. No. 4 Virginia will host No. 9 Florida State in a contest that is bound to shake up the national rankings. So what do the odds have to say about this Saturday’s ACC pairing? Let’s take a look at the sportsbook lines to find out.

Florida State vs. Virginia Basketball – Saturday, January 5th    

When: 3:00 pm ET

Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia

TV: ESPN2

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Florida State TBP

Virginia          TBP

Florida State Seminoles        

The Seminoles step into this Saturday’s contest with a 12-1 record. This weekend’s matchup will be of utmost importance for Florida State, seeing as how they have yet to face an ACC opponent. Naturally a win over one of the better teams in the conference would go a long way for the Seminoles. However, Florida State hasn’t had much luck against Virginia as of late, seeing as how they’re 3-7 against the Cavaliers in their last 10 meetings. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that this will be a great matchup. FSU comes in with the better offense as they’re scoring 81.3 per game while Virginia is scoring 74.7. However, the Cavs enter with a better defensive unit as they’re only giving up 68.4 per game while Virginia allots 51.4.

Players to Watch: Terance Mann (13.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.0 apg), Mfiondu Kabengele (11.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 0.5 apg), and Trent Forrest (10.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.6 apg).

Virginia Cavaliers 

The Cavs are on a roll this season as they enter this weekend’s matchup with an unblemished 12-0 record. The odds have yet to come out for this matchup but we can fully expect them to favor Virginia once they do. Both teams come in with great shooting but Virginia is slightly better from three point range as well as the free throw line. Although FSU might have better offensive numbers, Virginia relies more on their stars for offensive production. Since they have home court advantage here, Virginia is looking like the best pick.

Players to Watch: Kyle Guy (15.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), De’ Andre Hunter (14.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.3 apg), and Ty Jerome (14.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.3 apg).

Florida State vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida State’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia
  • Florida State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia
  • Florida State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia
  • Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Florida State
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia’s last 5 games when playing Florida State
  • Virginia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Florida State
Florida State vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Florida State vs. Virginia basketball matchup? All things considered, Virginia is your best bet. It’ll be interesting to see what the money line has to say about this one once the odds come out. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 79-72 Virginia.