Betting Previews for Florida State-Tulane, Vanderbilt-USC: Will ‘Noles Notch Another Blowout?
Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: PJ Savoy
We’ve got six games featuring ranked college basketball teams on Sunday — No. 4/3 Duke, No. 5 Virginia, No. 10 Michigan State, No. 17/15 Florida State, No. 18/19 Mississippi State, No. 20/21 TCU.
Let’s focus in on one of those (Florida State-Tulane) in addition to Vanderbilt-USC, to find betting value on the hardwood today.
Betting odds: Florida State at Tulane
- Spread: Florida State -15
- Over/Under: 151
- Start time: 7 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPN3
The Seminoles are coming off an unanticipated blowout win over against Florida, manufacturing a 59.3 Effective Field Goal Percentage while holding the Gators to a 42.6 eFG%.
FSU senior guard PJ Savoy was a huge factor with game highs in points (20) and 3s (5). The experienced core of Savoy, Terrence Mann and Trent Forrest will be overwhelming for the Green Wave.
With Tulane losing Melvin Frazier to the NBA and Cameron Reynolds to graduation, it won’t have enough scoring to keep up with the Seminoles, who averaged a sound 1.10 Points Per Possession in their opener. They also yielded a mere 0.81 PPP.
Despite Green Wave having some decent length in their frontcourt, led by redshirt junior Semir Sehic, it won’t be enough to compete against the 7-foot-4 Christ Koumadje and the 6-foot-7 Mann.
FSU generated a 25.0 Offensive Rebounding Percentage against the Gators. Expect the program to have similar success in this one.
Seminoles coach Leonard Hamilton has seen his group go 12-2-1 ATS in its past 15 non-conference games. That trend should continue in New Orleans, so capitalize on their underrated future odds before they rise.
THE PICK: Florida State -15
Betting odds: Vanderbilt at USC
- Spread: USC -2.5
- Over/Under: 150
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET
- TV: Pac-12 Network