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Notre Dame vs Florida State Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

Seminoles Dominant Fighting Irish at Home

Notre Dame Losers of Two in Row

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to avoid a third straight loss when they take on the host Florida State Seminoles in an ACC matchup on Wednesday night. Notre Dame has dropped three of its last four, including its only conference game, and is one of five ACC teams that are winless in league play entering Wednesday.

Florida State had its two-game winning streak snapped with a loss to St. John’s on Saturday, but is 1-1 in conference play and tied with five other teams for fifth place in the conference standings. Both teams need a win in a bad way, so this will be an intense battle. Make sure you’re betting online the right way by reading our in-depth preview of this contest.

Notre Dame vs Florida State Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks
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Notre Dame Getting Beat Up Inside

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish don’t have a lot of size on their roster this season, with 6-foot-10 senior forward Nate Laszewski being the team’s tallest player. That has shown up on the glass, where Notre Dame is being outboarded by its opponents 32.5-31.0, including a 35-25 deficit in Saturday’s loss to Georgia.

I was worried that this could happen and we could be beaten up by their physicality,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said after Saturday’s loss.

Laszewski is the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, as he averages 15.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while shooting 53.9% from the floor. But Laszewski has to have some help on the interior as the Irish take on conference competition.

Guard Cormac Ryan is second on the team with 12.7 points per game, hitting a team-high 23 3-pointers. Each of the Irish starters are averaging in double digits and have hit at least 13 3-pointers as Notre Dame’s attack is geared toward the perimeter.

Depth is going to be a problem for the Irish all season as Brey is using his starters almost exclusively. All five are averaging over 32 minutes a game, with only two reserves averaging more than two minutes per contest.

Florida State Hoping to Build Off Loss

Although the Florida State Seminoles lost to St. John’s in Saturday’s Orange Bowl Classic, there were some positive things to come out of the setback. Junior Darin Green Jr. was the biggest positive, becoming the first Florida State player since Terance Mann in January 2018 to score 30 points.

Green’s personal best in points came thanks to a career-high and Orange Bowl Classic-record eight 3-pointers. Green is averaging a team-high 14.2 points and has hit three 3-pointers a game, connecting on 45.9% of his attempts.

Sophomore guard Matthew Cleveland is averaging 13.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, ranking second on the team in each category. Unfortunately, he also leads the Seminoles in turnovers, averaging 2.4.

Junior guard Caleb Mills is scoring 12.2 points per game and dishing out a team-high 3.5 assists per contest. Junior guard Cam’Ron Fletcher is the fourth double-figure scorer for Florida State, averaging 10.8 points and a team-best 7.5 rebounds.

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Notre Dame vs Florida State Head-To-Head

The Florida State Seminoles are going for a sixth win in as many home games against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday. Florida State leads the all-time series 8-5, including a perfect 5-0 record in Tallahassee, Fla.

The Seminoles won the last meeting between these conference rivals last season, taking a four-point victory at home in March. The college basketball lines for Wednesday’s contest are giving the Fighting Irish the slight edge to get the victory.

Notre Dame vs Florida State Game Information

  • Game: Notre Dame (7-4, 0-1 ACC) vs Florida State (3-10, 1-1)
  • Location: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, FL
  • Day/Time: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Notre Dame vs Florida State Live Stream: TBS.com

Notre Dame vs Florida State Betting Lines

Notre Dame vs Florida State Picks & Prediction

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish can burn an opponent from long range when they get hot, but they could have some trouble against the Florida State Seminoles. FSU has been playing better of late and should have enough to earn another home win over the Irish

When doing your college basketball betting, take Florida State to win and cover at home.

Notre Dame is listed at -130 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Notre Dame, you have a chance to win $77. Florida State is +110, offering a chance to win $110 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Notre Dame a 56.52% chance to win, with Florida State at 47.62%.

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