Florida State vs. St. Bonaventure Picks, Spread, and Review


Florida State Seminoles (24-9) are matched up against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (20-11) in the 2nd round. FSU is the #3 seed in the extremely tough East Region and the St. Bonnies were given the #14 seed in the East. FSU opened as -5.5 favorites over the St. Bonnies team, but the point spread has already been bet up to -7 at most online bookmakers.

If you plan on betting FSU in this game I recommend betting them now because the spread is only going to go up. I’d wait if you want to bet on the St. Bonnies because you should be able to get a better number on Friday. Both teams are absolutely rolling right now, as the Seminoles won the ACC conference tournament and St. Bonnies won the A10 conference tournament.

St. Bonaventure beat St. Joes, Massachusetts and Xavier to win the A10 conference title. Not many people predicted that the Bonnies would win the A10 and I don’t think many people are giving them a shot against the Seminoles. FSU is stacked this year and have a great resume including two wins over Duke and two wins over the Tar Heels.

FSU shocked everyone this past week in the ACC conference tournament, as the Seminoles strung together wins against Miami, Duke and North Carolina to win the conference tourney title. Florida State can put up big points, but they also have a very good defence that should be able to shutdown St. Bonnies.

I like the St. Bonnies, but the team is one dimensional. Andrew Nicholson is the superstar on the Bonnies and averages 18.4 PPG plus 8.5 RPG. Nicholson is going to get his points against the Seminoles, but he can’t beat FSU by himself. St. Bonnies have a few other players that can pick up some of the slack, but FSU has a much better overall team that’s extremely deep.

Three players on the Seminoles average over 10 PPG including Michael Snaer (14.5 PPG), Ian Miller (10.9 PPG) and Bernard James (10.5 PPG). The team plays tough defence as well and only give up an average of 62.3 PPG and that was against competition that was much tougher than the Bonnies for the most part.

Bet the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at +7

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