The No. 17 Tennessee Volunteers (5-0) go head-to-head against the Florida State Seminoles (5-1) in the Emerald Coast Classic at The Arena at NW Florida St. The game will air on CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, November 29, 2019.
Florida State Seminoles vs. Tennessee Volunteers Betting Prediction
The Seminoles will be looking for a similar outcome after blowing out the Chicago State Cougars in their last outing, 113-56. The Seminoles had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 60.9 (above their season average of 33.7) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.741 (above their season average of 0.507). Devin Vassell fueled Florida State with 16 points.
In the Volunteers’ previous game, they defeated the Chattanooga Mocs, 58-46. The Volunteers had a superb free throw rate of 0.294 (above their season average of 0.226) and held the Mocs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.7 (below their season average of 27.9). Lamonte Turner was the top scorer from either team with 17 points on 4-for-16 shooting from the field.
The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the productive offense of Tennessee takes on the top-notch defense of Florida State. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Volunteers rank fourth in offensive efficiency, while the Seminoles are 32nd in defensive efficiency.
Florida State Seminoles vs. Tennessee Volunteers ATS Pick
Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Tennessee, O/U – Over
Tennessee ranks fourth in assists per game (18.0) while Florida State ranks 189th (13.0).
The Seminoles rank 170th in three pointers attempted per game (22.1) while the Volunteers rank 286th (19.2).
Florida State ranks 63rd in steals per game (7.3) while Tennessee ranks 162nd in steals allowed per game (6.3).
The Volunteers rank third in blocks per game (5.5) while the Seminoles rank 82nd in blocks allowed per game (3.0).
Florida State averages 37.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 67th in the country. Tennessee ranks 132nd in rebounds allowed per game (34.3).