Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles
Tip-off: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – 7:00 PM ET
Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, FL
YouWager experts consider that the Florida Gators are possibly one of the best teams in the country due to their dominance of rivals in the defense end.
However, we can’t say the same about the Florida State Seminoles who are coming off one of their more weal results in recent history.
The No. 6 Florida team will try for a fourth consecutive win over the foe Florida State, who would like to avoid losing three straight at home for the first time in five college basketball seasons.
Second nationally with 48.5 points allowed per game, the Gators have outscored rivals by an average of 25.3 during its 6-0 start — its best since opening 8-0 in 2009-10.
With an outstanding 74-56 victory over then-No. 22 Wisconsin Badgers already going for them, Floridamade another big statement Thursday against the Marquette Golden Eagles, limiting this team to a season-low 41.2 percent shooting in an 82-49 rout.
While the Gators move on, the Seminoles (4-3) are in the midst of disarray. The defending ACC tournament champion dropped out of the AP Top 25 after a season-opening 76-71 defeat to South Alabama Jaguars, then went on to win four straight before posting their two lowest-scoring outputs of the season.
The Seminoles fell 77-68 to then-No. 21 Minnesota on Nov. 27 and shot a season-worst 35.4 percent Sunday in a shocking 61-56 defeat to Mercer.
If online sports wagering fans take into account the way things have gone lately, coach Leonard Hamilton knows Florida State could be in for another long evening tonight. The Seminoles have been outscored by an average of 12.6 points during its skid against the Gators.
The Gators had dropped three straight at versus the Seminoles before pulling out a 55-51 win Nov. 28, 2010. The last three college basketball games in Tallahassee have been decided by a combined 10 points.