Duke at Florida State odds, picks and prediction
The No. 5 Duke Blue Devils (14-2, 4-1 ACC) visit the Florida State Seminoles (10-5, 4-2) Tuesday in Tallahassee, Fla. The battle at Donald L. Tucker Center is set to start at 9 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Duke vs. Florida State odds and lines and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
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Duke has been solid in two wins since falling to Miami (Fla.) Jan. 8. The Blue Devils have been improving in field-goal accuracy, offensive rebounding, and free-throw rate.
Sophomore C Mark Williams is coming off a season-high 19 points in a win over N.C. State Saturday. Williams had 6 offensive rebounds in that game and is perhaps the ACC's best rebounder at the offensive end.
The Seminoles are coming off a 76-71 win at Syracuse Saturday and have won three consecutive games. Florida State went 12-for-20 (60.0%) from distance in Saturday's tilt and is 5-1 with a 38.8% 3-point mark over its last six games.
Duke at Florida State odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Duke -210 (bet $210 to win $100) | Florida State +170 (bet $100 to win $170)
- Against the spread (ATS): Duke -4.5 (-112) | Florida State +4.5 (-108)
- Over/Under (O/U): 144.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Duke at Florida State odds, lines, picks and predictions
Duke 76, Florida State 71
Seminoles Senior F Malik Osborne has an ankle injury and is listed as doubtful for this game. The 6-foot-9 talent is the 'Noles second-leading scorer (11.1 points per game) and leading rebounder (7.2 rebounds per game). Osborne is also a capable defender. His absence - or possibly playing at 80% - is a significant handicap for the home five.
Look for Duke's shooting, rebounding, and second-chance points to be big difference makers in this contest.
BACK THE BLUE DEVILS (-210).
The Blue Devils are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as road favorites. The Seminoles are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against winning teams.
Look for Duke's offense to be just too much for the Seminoles. FSU is 1-5 ATS against teams scoring more-than-77 points per game.
TAKE DUKE -4.5 (-112).
Both defenses are trending slightly the wrong way. PASS on the current total, but consider an Over play on a figure south of 144.
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