Florida State Seminoles
Florida Gators
Sun, Nov 10 - 1:00p ET   |   ESPN   |   Exactech Arena
By Landon Smith

Florida State Seminoles vs #6 Florida Gators NCAA Las Vegas Odds / Basketball Parlay Picks

There's no easing into the 2019-20 season for Florida State as the Seminoles are the only Power 5 team that opens with two true road games against Power 5 opponents.


Betting Odds & Stats
Florida State Seminoles Lines #6 Florida Gators
+215 Opening Odds -260
+6.0 (-110) Spread -6.0 (-110)
Over 134 (-110) Total Under 134 (-110)
Florida State Seminoles Concensus #6 Florida Gators
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Over 0% Total Under 0%
Florida State Seminoles Score and stat #6 Florida Gators
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Reason for Florida State Seminoles vs #6 Florida Gators NCAA Basketball Picks

Florida State Seminoles +6

FSU’s reshuffled lineup experienced offensive issues vs. a Panthers group which finished 3-15 last season in ACC play. Lead returning scorer Trent Forrest (9.3 ppg) added 19 points on 8 of 16 FGM as sophomore Devin Vassell (14) became the only other Seminole to score double figures Wednesday.

Senior Trent Forrest hit eight of 17 shots for a game-high 19 points and sophomore Devin Vassell chipped in with 14 on 6-of-7 shooting against Pitt, but no other Seminole scored more than eight points. Fouls were a huge problem late, costing the team a nine-point lead after halftime, and the team struggled to hit from long distance (30 percent).

The Florida State Seminoles visit Exactech Arena in Gainesville, Florida on Sunday to play the No. 6 ranked Florida Gators. Florida State (0-1) opened the season with a 63-61 loss to Pittsburgh as both teams suffered from poor shooting and turnovers. Trent Forrest, who is the only starter that returned for Florida State from last year’s squad, led the Seminoles in the loss with 19 points. 

The Seminoles shot 39% from the floor and 30% from 3-point range in the game.  The Seminoles led by as many as 9 points in the game. Florida State defensively held Pittsburgh to just 31% from the floor in the game.

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#6 Florida Gators -6

Florida opened its season with a 74-59 victory over North Florida. The Gators (1-0) were led by Kerry Blackshear Jr. who scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in his debut with the Gators after transferring from Virginia Tech. The Gators are expected to have the best squad Gainesville has seen in more than 10 years. 

The Gators were not sharp in the second half against North Florida, but that may not be such a surprise as they are trying to meld their three impressive sophomores - Andrew Nembhard, Noah Locke and Keyontae Johnson - with Blackshear and five highly regarded freshmen.

In the Gators win over North Florida, Florida was led in scoring by Kerry Blackshear Jr.  Blackshear had a double-double in the game, totaling 20 points and 10 rebounds. Noah Locke added 14 points in the game.  The Gators shot 42% from the floor, while shooting a poor 20 % from deep. The Gators led by as many as 23 points in the game.  Florida forced 19 turnovers.

After a few competitive, yet lean years, the Gators are back atop the national landscape. Yielding immediate dividends, graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear, aided by his family’s stadium presence, added 20 points and 10 rebounds to make his Gator debut memorable.


The Pick: #6 Florida Gators -6, Over 134




By Landon Smith, on 1:00p ET