25* ACC GAME OF THE YEAR on Maryland +12
Maryland vs. Florida State,
01/17/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 70 - 84
Point Spread: +12/-110 Maryland
This is the perfect spot to fade the Florida State Seminoles. Florida State is in a huge letdown spot coupled with a look-ahead situation. It just doesn't get any better than this in terms of finding situations to fade a team that is primed for a poor performance.
The Seminoles are coming off a huge 90-57 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday. It was the most shocking score of the season, but that win moved FSU to just 11-6 on the season. The Seminoles won't be able to match the intensity they brought to the UNC game tonight against the Maryland Terrapins.
Plus, FSU has Duke coming up next. They will play the Blue Devils on the road this Saturday, and they will certainly be looking ahead to that game. All signs point toward not only a Maryland cover tonight, but a great chance for an outright victory for the Terrapins.
Maryland has finally gotten healthy, and they've been on a roll ever since. The Terrapins are 9-1 in their last 10 games overall, with their only loss coming at NC State 74-79 as an 11.5-point underdog. The Terrapins are now 12-4 on the season under underrated first-year head coach Mark Turgeon.
Maryland has won five of their last six meetings with Florida State, going a perfect 6-0 ATS since 2007. The Seminoles are 14-31-3 ATS in their last 48 games as a home favorite. FSU is simply getting too much respect from oddsmakers today, who knew that the betting public would be all over the Seminoles after their huge win over UNC. That forced them to set the number way too high tonight. Bet Maryland Tuesday.