JAN 17 - 2017 College Basketball Betting Lines Notre Dame At Florida State

Notre Dame At Florida State College Basketball Lines, Expert Pick & TV Info

Written by on January 17, 2017

We have all become used to seeing Duke perched atop the ACC standings each year, and while it’s still early in conference play, it’s a bit shocking to see them down in the middle of the pack. That has helped make things a good deal more exciting in the conference in the early stages, and it’s about to get even more tense, with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish set to go on the road on Wednesday night to face the Florida State Seminoles. It is the Irish who are setting the pace in the ACC, as they are the only team still unbeaten in conference play. The Seminoles are right there, though, and could potentially leapfrog their rivals with a win on Wednesday night. This constant jockeying for position may well be something that followers of the conference are going to need to get used to, as the ACC looks to be red hot this season. Who will take control of the conference and the college basketball betting lines when this game is over?

In Depth Analysis On The 2017 College Basketball Betting Lines: Fighting Irish At Seminoles

When: Wednesday, January 18 at 7 PM ESTWhere: Donald L. Tucker Center, TallahasseeTV: ACC NetworkLive Stream: NCAA LiveNCAAB Odds: TBA 

Why bet on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are on a nice roll right now, coming into this game on a 7-game winning streak, which includes winning their first 5 games in conference play. While that all looks very nice, it is worth remembering that their 2 losses this season came back to back, and were both against ranked opposition. The did improve their lot by taking out a ranked Louisville team a couple of weeks ago, but a losing record against top 25 teams is not something that should be ignored. That said, this is a team that has proven to be good on the road, going a perfect 3-0 SU and 2-0-1 ATS. Beating the Seminoles in their own building will be a tough ask, but it’s not impossible.

Why bet on the Florida State Seminoles

The Seminoles saw their 12-game unbeaten streak come to an end with a loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels over the weekend. While it was a tough loss, it is certainly not the end of the world for a team that has a 4-1 record against ranked opponents this season. The Seminoles actually seem to play better when they get matched up with a good opponent, which is something that will serve them well in a very competitive ACC conference. One area where this team is still perfect is on home court, where they have gone 12-0 this season. They are 11-5 ATS overall, and a very impressive 8-2 ATS in their own building so far this season. 

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

These teams have only previously met 3 times in regular season play, and it is the Seminoles who have a 2-1 advantage. Florida State picked up both of those wins at home, and I think they will make it 3 on Wednesday.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 70 Florida State Seminoles 76