Florida State is a big favorite in pivotal matchup vs. 1st place Miami
Florida State is a 6.5 point favorite in its game vs. first-place Miami on Tuesday night.
That’s according to DraftKings. The total has been set at 149.5 points. The Hurricanes enter this game with a 5-0 record in ACC play.
Big test for 1st place Miami on the road at Florida State tonight.
— Saturday Road (@SaturdayRoad) January 11, 2022
Florida State is in desperate need of a big win for its NCAA Tournament résumé. The Seminoles are 2-2 in ACC play and have already dropped games to Syracuse and Wake Forest. They’re 8-5 overall on the season.
FSU enters this game ranked No. 46 nationally in KenPom’s live rankings. It does not have a top-100 KenPom nonconference win on its résumé, so performing well in the ACC will be vital.
Meanwhile, Miami is coming off a road upset win over Duke and is riding a 9-game winning streak. However, the Hurricanes have just three road wins this season — at Florida Atlantic, Penn State and Duke. Miami received votes in the most recent AP poll, but did not crack the top 25.
KenPom is projecting a 79-73 victory for the Seminoles. It gives FSU a 71 percent chance of victory.
Florida State has won 9 of the last 10 meetings in this series, including 7 straight wins over the Hurricanes.