Florida State-Vermont Betting Odds: Opening Spread, Analysis for 2019 NCAA Tournament

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Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Florida State Seminoles guard Terance Mann (14).

#4 Florida St. vs. #13 Vermont NCAA Tournament Betting Odds

  • Spread: Florida St. -11
  • Over/Under: 160.5
  • Date: Thursday, March 21
  • Time: 2 p.m. ET
  • Location: Hartford, Conn.
  • TV: TBS

Florida State’s Statistical Profile

Led by a balanced attack on the offensive side of the ball — forward Mfiondu Kabengele (12.9 ppg) and guard Terance Mann (11.4 ppg) were the only players to average double-digit points scored this season — Florida State finished the regular season as the best of the rest in the ACC, trailing only Virginia, North Carolina and Duke.

The Seminoles also entered the ACC Tournament with plenty of momentum, winning 13 of their final 14 games with the only loss coming on the road to North Carolina. FSU carried that momentum to the ACC Tournament finals before falling to Zion Williamson and Duke, 73-63. — PJ Walsh

  • Record: 27-7
  • Adj. Efficiency Rank: 15
  • Adj. Offensive Efficiency Rank: 38
  • Adj. Defensive Efficiency Rank: 11
  • Tempo Rank: 122

All advanced metrics via KenPom as of Friday, March 15

Vermont’s Statistical Profile

Last year Vermont lost the America East title game to UMBC in heartbreaking fashion. This year, the Catamounts (27-6, 14-2 conference) got their revenge, beating UMBC 66-49 to earn their seventh trip to the Big Dance.

The Cats will look to shock the world like they did in 2005 when they upset Syracuse and the analytics give them a decent chance at doing just that. UVM plays a well-balanced game, rating 83rd in adjusted efficiency, including 105th in offensive efficiency and 91st in defensive efficiency.

The Cats are led by star junior forward and America East player of the year Anthony Lamb (21.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG). Vermont plays a deliberate pace, ranking 285th in tempo, which bettors should keep in mind when considering an early round under play. — Josh Appelbaum

  • Record: 27-6
  • Adj. Efficiency Rank: 83
  • Adj. Offensive Efficiency Rank: 105
  • Adj. Defensive Efficiency Rank: 91
  • Tempo Rank: 285

All advanced metrics via KenPom as of Friday, March 15

Florida St.-Vermont Instant Bracket, Betting Picks

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