Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Seminoles and Panthers. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Panthers at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Atlantic Coast conference game currently have Pittsburgh as the -7.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147 points.

FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES VS PITTSBURGH PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida State Seminoles +7.5

This game will be played at Petersen Events Center at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Even though we have Pittsburgh winning straight-up, we like Florida State at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Seminoles Have a Shot at a Win at Pittsburgh?

Florida State enters this game with a 15-14 overall record, including a 9-9 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Seminoles have gone 6-5 in non-conference action, and they are 5-7 on the road this season.

As the underdog, Florida State has gone 6-8 this season, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 road games. They come into this game on a three-game losing streak away from home, and they are 1-4 in their last five such games.

Florida State has been .500 against the spread this season with a 14-14-1 record. On the road, the Seminoles are 6-6 ATS. As the underdog, FSU is 7-7 vs. the spread this year and has gone 0-3 in their last three games as the underdog.

Florida State’s over/under record for the season sits at 17-11-1. On average, their games have finished with 151.9 points compared to an average over/under line of 150.2, resulting in a margin of +1.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 147 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this season (151.9) and the average scoring total in their last three games (156).

The Seminoles’ offense wrapped up their last game with 76 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.4 points per contest. Jamir Watkins is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.1. Meanwhile, Darin Green Jr also brings a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.

So far, the Seminoles’ defense is ranked 258th in the country at 75.4 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Pittsburgh, the Florida State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Florida State made 17 free-throws vs. the Seminoles.

Will Pittsburgh Find a Way to Win at Home?

After a 90-65 win over Boston College, Pittsburgh improved to 19-10 overall and 10-7 in ACC play. The Panthers have been exceptional at home this season, going 11-5 with an average scoring margin of +12.7 points per game.

As a team, Pittsburgh has been the favorite in 19 of its 29 games, going 16-3 in those contests. Currently, the Panthers are riding a four-game winning streak at home.

As the favorite, Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 14-4-1 this season and they have gone 8-1-1 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Panthers are 9-6-1 vs. the spread this year and they have an ATS mark of 5-3-1 in their last 10 home games.

On the season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 16-11-1. Today’s over/under line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (145.1). Currently, their over/under record is 1-1-1 in their last three games and over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 5-4-1. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and on the year, games involving the Panthers have averaged 142.8 points.

Pittsburgh recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 90 points against Boston College. This output exceeded their season average of 75.2 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Blake Hinson, who is averaging 18.5 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Carlton Carrington also maintains a PPG average of 13.4 heading into game.

In the current season, the Pittsburgh defense has excelled, sitting 52nd in the nation by allowing 67.1 points per game. Pittsburgh’s three-point defense is currently 99th in the country at 6.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. Pittsburgh.