Louisville At Florida State Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info

Posted by Henry Watkins on Friday,January 20, 2017 4:58, EST in

Saturday afternoon has a slew of great games on tap in college basketball, some of which feature ranked teams going head to head. One of the best games on the slate sees Louisville head to Florida to face the Seminoles in a game that could well change the face of the conference. To say that things are tight in the ACC right now is putting things rather mildly, as you have just a single game separating the top 5 teams. Florida State are leading the way, but they have the slenderest of leads at the top, and a loss here could see them drop a few spots. A win in this one would likely see the winner take a nice little jump in the overall rankings. The Seminoles are at #10 right now, while the Cardinals are right behind them at #12. There are still a lot of games to be played in this conference, but a win in this game could set the tone for the games still to come so check the latest college basketball point spreads.

Cardinals At Seminoles Odds, Expert Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, January 14 at 2 PM EST
Where: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee
TV: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Louisville Cardinals

Louisville come into this game with a 4-2 record in conference play, with both of their losses coming against ranked opposition. The Cardinals have had a tough schedule so far this season, playing 6 games against ranked opponents, going 3-3 in those games. This will only be the 4th road game for the Cardinals this season, and they are 2-1 SU in games away from home. Louisville Cardinals has only played the Seminoles twice in recent years, and they won both of those games in rather comfortable fashion. This Seminoles team is better than those of the past couple of seasons, so I’m not sure how much bearing those big wins have on this one.

Why bet on the Florida State Seminoles

The toughest task for Louisville in this one will be overcoming a Seminoles team that is a perfect 13-0 in their own building this season. The Seminoles have had a brutal schedule in recent weeks, playing 5 straight games against ranked opponents, and going 4-1 in those games. Overall, the Seminoles have had 6 games versus ranked opponents, and have put together an impressive 5-1 record in those big games. It’s certainly going to be interesting to see if this team can overcome their poor play against the Cardinals in previous meetings. They met around this very time last year, and it was Louisville who won that won going away, 84-65.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Cardinals may have won their previous two meetings with the Seminoles in comfortable fashion, but I believe this one is going to be a good deal closer. I see this game coming right down to the wire, and I think it will be Louisville who find a way to get the win in the end.

Louisville Cardinal 68 Florida State Seminoles 66