GAME: #785 Florida State vs #786 Notre Dame
TIME: 3/4/2020 – 9:00p EST
SPREAD: Florida State -2
The #7 Florida State Seminoles (24-5, 14-4) have an ACC match-up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-11, 9-9) at the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center in Notre Dame, Indiana on Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST. Florida State fell 70-69 at Clemson in its last outing while Notre Dame lost at Wake Forest by a score of 73-84. These teams met in Florida on Jan. 25th when Florida State won by a score of 85-84.
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 75 points on 45% field goal shooting adding 7.6 threes, 10.2 offensive rebounds while committing 13.5 turnovers per game on the offensive end. Florida State is allowing 65 points per game a 40% field goal shooting while forcing 16.6 turnovers and adding 5.4 steals and 2.8 blocks per game on the defensive end. The Seminoles are led by Devin Vassell who’s averaging 12.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 74 points per game on 42% field goal shooting adding 9.6 threes, 9 offensive rebounds while committing only 9.5 turnovers per game. Notre Dame is allowing 69 points per game on 41% field goal shooting while forcing 11.7 turnovers and adding 5.5 steals and 3.2 blocks per game on the defensive end. The Fighting Irish are led by John Mooney who’s averaging 16.8 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.
FLORIDA STATE VS NOTRE DAME PREDICTION
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish almost beat Florida State on the road which is one of the reasons this line is at only FSU -2. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey has a good history of keeping games close against FSU’s Leonard Hamilton’s teams in the past seasons as well. Florida State will be looking to rebound after their bad road loss to Clemson however, South Bend will not be the easiest place for that. Look for Notre Dame’s seniors to show up to play tonight to keep this game close until the last few possessions. This line also opened at FSU -2.5, it has since moved all the way down to -1.5 at many books. This Reverse Line Movement combined with the sharp action and the contrarian play usually makes this a good spot for the Home team getting points. Notre Dame has a good chance to win this game outright.
- Over is 5-1 in Seminoles last 6 games as a favorite.
- Over is 5-1 in Seminoles last 6 games as a road favorite.
- Over is 4-0 in Fighting Irish last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Over is 6-0 in Fighting Irish last 6 home games.
HEAD TO HEAD
- Underdog is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
SPORTS BETTING ANGLES:
Bookie Analysis: Notre Dame +2 / Over 147
Fade the Public: Notre Dame +2 / no data
Sharp Action: Notre Dame +2 / no data
#7 Florida State vs Notre Dame Prediction & Analysis – College Basketball