Florida State vs. Boston College is set to excite on Tuesday, and we have a college basketball preview and picks.
The Seminoles are currently ranked inside the Top 20, and a lot is expected of them against Boston College.
Online betting markets will suggest as much, but can Boston College keep the game close and cover the spread?
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Florida State To Bounce Back
It had been over a month since Florida State suffered a loss to Clemson on Dec. 29. However, that didn’t stop Georgia Tech from producing the upset last week.
The 76-65 defeat wasn’t expected from a Florida State team that had beaten the likes of Louisville, North Carolina and NC State. It also got revenge on Clemson, which was ranked 20th at the time.
It has always been a team effort from Florida State, with M.J. Walker leading the team with only 13.7 points per game. The Seminoles don’t have many high-profile scorers, but they do the little things well.
They are defensively much better than Boston College, and that’s where this game could be decided. Florida State allows only 68.3 points per game, compared to 78.2 given up by the Eagles.
If Florida State wants to solidify its position in the Top 25, a win is needed.
Eagles Are Far from Soaring
Expectations are always set on the low side for Boston College, but the 3-10 record is disappointing.
The Eagles looked good winning 84-62 over a poor Miami team, but that was followed with a 80-70 loss to Notre Dame.
A lack of recent court time won’t help their cause, with only two games having been played in the last three weeks.
Boston College is 1-6 in the ACC, and it appears as though the competition is too strong. However, it has had some credible losses.
The Eagles lost by a point to Duke on Jan. 6, which has since been franked with Duke winning back-to-back games. They also pushed a handy Louisville team close, so it’s not all bad news.
What To Expect From Florida State
Scoring only 65 points against Georgia Tech is a worry, and bettors often don’t know what to expect from Florida State.
What we do know is the Seminoles have responded well from their two previous losses. They defeated Gardner-Webb 72-59 following a loss to UCF, and they smashed NC State 105-73 following the loss to Clemson.
Playing on the road makes it a harder play for college basketball bettors to trust Florida State, but it’s the better team.
We are taking the better team to win this game, and that’s the Florida State Seminoles.
They may have lost their most recent outing, but they respond well, and Boston College doesn’t have the offensive firepower to keep up.
If Florida State are anywhere close to its best, the game could be decided by half time.