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How and what to watch for No. 16 Florida State vs. Miami

The 16th-ranked Seminoles are looking for their seventh-straight win over the Hurricanes.

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Florida State Seminoles forward RaiQuan Gray (1) shoots against Pittsburgh Panthers forward Terrell Brown (21) during the second half at the Petersen Events Center. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday night, the No. 16-ranked Florida State Seminoles will take a trip down to Coral Gables to play their in-state rival, the Miami Hurricanes at 8:30 p.m. ET. The last time these two teams played each other, the Seminoles won 81-59 on Jan. 27.

The Seminoles (13-3, 9-2 ACC) have won three-straight after defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers 79-72 on Saturday, and have won four of their last five games. This season, Florida State is averaging 79.3 points per game, while only giving up 69.1 points per game on the defensive end. The Seminoles have won six straight games over the Canes by an average of 12 points.

UM (7-13, 3-12 ACC) has lost three-straight games, which include recent losses to Virginia Tech in overtime and double losses to both Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. Isaiah Wong is a player to watch for Miami, as the sophomore guard is averaging a team-high 16.7 points to go along with 5.3 rebounds per game. In their first matchup this season, Wong had 21 points and three assists.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Florida State vs. Miami on Wednesday, February 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ACC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Florida State -11
Point Total: 143
Money line: Florida State -715, Miami +500

  • The Seminoles have been a good bet recently with a record of 6-2-1 in their last nine games, but they are 1-2-1 ATS on the road. The point total has gone over in eight out of Florida State’s last 10 games.
  • The Hurricanes have struggled with a record of 2-6 in their last eight games. Additionally, the point total has gone over in four out Miami’s last five games at homes.

The Best Bet

The last time that the Florida State Seminoles were double-digit favorites, they defeated the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 92-87, but failed to cover the -13. However, before that game, FSU covered -11 against the the Hurricanes in a blowout 22-point win in January. We should expect FSU to handle business as they have their sights set on bigger goals this season.

Pick: Florida State -11

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