Florida State vs Virginia NCAAB Odds & Game Preview

Florida State vs Virginia NCAAB Odds & Game Preview

Written by on January 4, 2019

A couple of Top 10 teams from the ACC clash on Saturday afternoon when the FSU Seminoles travel to Virginia to take on the Cavaliers. Now’s the time when conference play kicks it up a notch. Will Florida State start their quest for the ACC regular season title with a massive victory over the rival Cavaliers? Or, will UVA take the win?

Florida State vs Virginia NCAAB Odds & Game Preview

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 5 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Where: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlotte, NC
  • TV: ESPN 2
  • Radio: FSU / Virginia
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • ATS Odds: Off (-110)
  • Over/Under Total Odds: Off (-110)o

Why #9 Florida State Seminoles are a good bet ATS?

Florida State’s lost only once this season, 60-66 to the defending NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament Champion Villanova Wildcats. Outside of the loss to the Wildcats, FSU has been stellar.

Some of their bigger wins was beating Florida 81-60, LSU 79-76, and Purdue 73-72. Although Virginia’s the best team Florida State’s faced this season, they’re good enough to hang with Cavaliers.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 81.3
  • Field Goal %: 47
  • 3-Point %: 34.2
  • Free Throw %: 74.8
  • Rebounds/G: 37.1
Defense:
  • Points/G: 68.4
  • Field Goal %: 42.5
  • 3-Point %: 32.3
  • Free Throw %: 69.7
  • Rebounds/G: 26.7

Why #2 Virginia Cavaliers a good bet ATS?

Is Virginia a safe bet vs FSU on Saturday?

Virginia’s 12-0 simply because they’ve been better than any team they’ve faced yet this season. The Cavaliers have big quality wins over Wisconsin 53-46, South Carolina 66-52, and Maryland 76-71.

Virginia only allows 51.4 points per game. That ranks first in college basketball. Unless Florida State finds a way to beat the Cavaliers at their own game, they don’t stand much of a chance on Saturday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 74.7
  • Field Goal %: 47.5
  • 3-Point %: 39.2
  • Free Throw %: 78.1
  • Rebounds/G: 34.7
Defense:
  • Points/G: 51.4
  • Field Goal %: 37.6
  • 3-Point %: 24.7
  • Free Throw %: 62.5
  • Rebounds/G: 26.8

NCAAB Betting Trends for Florida State vs Virginia

  • Florida State is 2-7 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Florida State is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Florida State’s last 6 games
  • Virginia is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Virginia’s last 5 games

Florida State vs Virginia Final NCAAB Betting Analysis

The Cavaliers don’t just win basketball games. They crush their opponents with the best defense in college hoops. It’s impossible for teams to get into a rhythm against Virginia because they play man and zone defense equally well.

UVA is also pretty good on offense. The College Cavs shoot over 47% from the field and 39% from three. FSU is a good basketball team. Virginia’s one of the Top 4 teams in the nation. They’ll cover against the Seminoles.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Virginia ATS