GAME: 839 Tennessee vs. 840 Florida State
TIME: 11/29 7:00p EST
SPREAD: Florida State -1 TOTAL: 132
SPORTSBOOK: 5Dimes Sportsbook
The #17 Tennessee Volunteers take on Florida State Seminoles in Niceville, Florida to take part in the 2019 Emerald Coast Classic. Tennessee is 5-0 and Florida State is 5-1 on the year. Tennessee beat Chattanooga 58-46 while Florida State beat Chicago State 113-56 on November 25th. The Emerald Coast Classic includes Purdue and VCU on the other side of the bracket. The tournament is being hosted at Northwest Florida State College.
The Tennessee Volunteers are scoring 73 points per game while allowing 55 points per game which is the 9th best in the NCAA. Volunteers are shooting 46% from the field and 38% from three-point land averaging seven 3-pointers per game. The Vol’s are holding their opponents to only 36% field goal shooting and only 28% from the three-point line while forcing 14 turnovers with 6 steals and 6 blocks per game.
FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES
The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 80 points per game which is ranked 48th while allowing only 60 points per game which is ranked 41st and only 36% field goal shooting which is ranked 25th in the NCAA. Florida State is shooting 48% from the field and 35% from 3. Florida State is averaging 13 turnovers per game but forcing over 16 turnovers from their opponents with eight steals and five blocks per game.
The Seminoles expect to get a big piece of their puzzle back as their third-leading scorer, M.J. Walker (11.3 ppg), missed the last three games. Sophomore guard Devin Vassell and freshman forward Patrick Williams led the way with 16 points each for a Florida State team that shot 65.5 percent from the floor and 43.5 percent (10-of-23) from 3-point range in the rout of Chicago State, while RaiQuan Gray returned from a two-game absence (injury) to tie freshman Balsa Koprivica with a team-high seven rebounds.
This will be a defensive battle to the finish as both teams dominate on the defensive side of things. The Seminoles have played extremely well so far this year with really good offensive numbers and their defense is always tough. Tennessee may have more talent but Florida State should be able to defend them well to pull off the win and possibly cover the spread.
- Over is 9-2-1 in TENN last 12 overall.
- Under is 8-2 in TENN last 10 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- Over is 5-2-1 in TENN last 8 non-conference games.
- FSU are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Southeastern.
Data Analysis: Florida State -1 / Over 132
Fade the Public: Tennessee +1 / Under 132
Sharp Action: no data / Under 132
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