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#16 Louisville Hosts Florida State Monday, January 18, 2021 – Latest Odds and Picks

College Basketball Betting: Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisville Cardinals

Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton is 72 years old.  He looks 52 and coaches like he’s 42.  Hamilton is aging like the finest of wines.  To illuminate, he is enjoying the greatest coaching success of his career.  Florida State is coming off a win over March Madness betting blue blood North Carolina.  Now comes a tough Monday assignment at Louisville.  Coach Chris Mack’s Cardinals are one of the toughest defensive teams in the land.  Louisville and Florida State are top Atlantic Coast Conference contenders.  Thus, the winner of Monday’s game will gain the initiative.

Florida State Seminoles vs. Louisville Cardinals Betting Information

Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
TV Coverage: ESPN

Florida State vs. Louisville Betting Odds

Florida State +3 (-110) 140½ (-110) +130
Louisville -3 (-110) 140½ (-110) -150
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Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals CashBet Wagering Analysis

Monday’s sportsbook activity should split evenly between both teams.  Cause by the quality nature of the matchup.

Walker’s Hot Hand Leads Noles

Late on, the Seminoles are in good 2021 March Madness betting form.   Florida State has covered two in a row.  FSU is coming off an 82-75 home payout over North Carolina as 4-point chalk.  Additionally, over the total of 144.5 covered too.  Florida State stands at 7-2 straight up, 5-4 against the spread, and 5-3 over the total.  FSU ranks 64th out of 350 teams for scoring offense and 161st for points allowed.  Accordingly, the Noles rank 41st for 3-point and 57th for free throw percentage.  Florida State ranks an impressive 51st for defensive rebounds.

Guard MJ Walker leads Florida State with 16.3 points per game.  Late on, the senior scored 21 points against North Carolina and 19 in a win over Clemson.

Cardinals Defense Puts Clamps on Opponents

Last time out, Louisville lost at Miami 78-72 as 4.5-point chalk.  Over the total of 132 paid too.  The Cardinals have a bet on NCAA basketball record of 9-2 straight up, 5-5-1 against the spread, and 6-5 over the total.  Louisville has covered just two of their last five games.  While their previous three matchups cleared the total.  National rankings have the Cardinals 204th for scoring and 52nd for points allowed.  Louisville is in the upper fifth nationally for field goal percentage and rebounds.

Senior guard Carlik Jones leads Louisville with 18 points per game.  Further, Jones averages 6.2 rebounds per outing.  Jones scored 25 and 23 points in his last two games.  In 2019-20 Jones averaged 20 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.  Forward Jae’lyn Withers averages 7.2 rebounds and 10.2 points per game.  In turn, Withers scored 18 points with 11 rebounds against Miami.

Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals Against the Spread

Overall, Florida State has covered 22 of their last 40 games.  On the road, the Seminoles are 7-6 against the spread.  In ACC games, FSU is 15-9 on the board.

The Seminoles are 24-15-1 over the total.  In away games, the Noles are 8-5 to the over. FSU is 15-8-1 over the total in ACC matchups.

In sum, the Cardinals are 21-19-2 against the spread.  In ACC matchups, The Ville is 14-10-1 on the board.  At home, Louisville is 13-10-1 vs. the odds.

Louisville is 22-19-1 over the total in all games.  Specifically, at home, the Cardinals are 12-12 over and under.  In ACC games, Louisville is 14-11 to the over.

The Seminoles have paid in four of their last five games against Louisville.  While the previous four games in this series cleared the total.  FSU has covered their prior two visits to Louisville.  Two of the last three between these teams at Louisville went over the total.

Florida State Seminoles at Louisville Cardinals CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, Louisville has had the 2021 March Madness betting advantage in this series.  Quality road dogs are often a substantial board value.  Florida State is playing with confidence.

Seminoles vs. Cardinals CashBet Best Bet:

Florida State Seminoles


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