Photo: flickr Writer: Eric Daniel
The Virginia Cavaliers will run into one of their tougher tests thus far in the ACC as they head out on the road to take on Florida State. Virginia has proven they can win in tough environments on the road in conference standing 22-1 overall and 11-0 in what was been another tremendous year for the program. Virginia is a defense first team ranking 1st in the nation in points allowed compared to 289th in scoring. Virginia isn’t the most talented team in the ACC, but arguably the most well coached allowing them to have consistent success.
This is a great chance for Florida State to pick up another elite resume building win coming off their great win the other day on the road against Louisville. Florida State has shown a high ceiling at times this year, but they’ve been a little less consistent than the Cavaliers, standing 17-6 overall and 6-5 in conference. Florida State plays a different brand of basketball than Virginia as the Seminoles rank 16th in the nation in scoring compared to 212th in total defense.
This is an interesting contrast in styles and both teams bring confidence and momentum into today’s contest. Florida State has been strong on the road in the ACC including some of their better wins which have come against Miami and North Carolina. We like Florida State to build off of their Louisville win as they come through behind their home court edge covering this spread.
Florida State +4 -110