College Basketball Predictions: Can Florida cover vs. Florida State?

College Basketball Predictions

Can No. 5 Florida hold off their rival, Florida State, when the two in-state foes meet up tonight at 9PM ET? Here’s our College Basketball Predictions for this rivalry game.


According to oddsmakers at, Florida is favored at home tonight, as the Gators are getting odds of -9 points against the Seminoles. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 163.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Exactech Arena in Gainesville, Florida and will air live on ESPN2.


Florida State is unbeaten at 6-0 following a 78-73 win at Rutgers last week. The Seminoles are 5-0 against the spread as well. However, they have yet to be an underdog in a game. FSU is putting up 88.8 points per game this season while allowing 68.8 points per game. The Seminoles are being led by Terance Mann, who is averaging 15.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Phil Cofer is adding 14.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.


Florida is coming off an 87-84 loss to Duke over a week ago in the PK80 Tournament. The Gators are 5-1 on the season and 4-2 against the spread. Florida is averaging 99.5 points per game thus far while allowing 80.7 per game. Jalen Hudson is leading Florida with 21.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while Egor Koulechov is adding 17.7 points and 7 rebounds per contest.


Florida State has won and covered in three straight meetings with Florida. The Seminoles have actually covered in four straight in this series. However, tonight should be Florida’s night. The Gators have played much better competition this season and been able to look much better doing it. The Seminoles only beat an average Rutgers team on the road by five. The competition steps up big time tonight. The public betting is going with the Gators and I agree. I think Florida should handle their rival tonight.


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