The Florida State Seminoles will face the Siena Saints in a Thanksgiving Day clash at the 2022 ESPN Events Invitational at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. It will be just the second-ever meeting between the schools. After opening the season with a pair of wins, the Saints (2-2) dropped a 96-94 overtime heartbreaker to Army on Nov. 16, before losing 69-59 on Sunday at Harvard. The Seminoles (1-4) have also found the going rough, losing their first four games of the season before knocking off Mercer 81-72 on Monday.
The game from State Farm Field House tips off at 11 a.m. ET. Florida State averages 69.6 points per game, while Siena averages 75.8. The Seminoles are 8.5-point favorites in the latest Florida State vs. Siena odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 140.5. Before making any Siena vs. FSU picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on FSU vs. Siena and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Siena vs. FSU:
- Florida State vs. Siena spread: Florida State -8.5
- Florida State vs. Siena over/under: 140.5 points
- Florida State vs. Siena money line: Florida State -420, Siena +320
- FSU: The over is 4-0 in the Seminoles' last four games following a straight-up win
- SIE: The Saints are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against a team with a losing straight-up record
- Florida State vs. Siena picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Florida State can cover
Junior guard Cam'Ron Fletcher is coming off a monster game against Mercer, scoring a season-high 23 points and grabbing six rebounds. It was his third double-digit scoring effort of the year. He also scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a loss to Troy. For the season, Fletcher is averaging 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and one assist per game. Fletcher began his career at Kentucky, before transferring to Florida State before last season.
Sophomore guard Matthew Cleveland also adds scoring punch to the Seminoles lineup. He opened the season with a 16-point, seven-rebound effort against Stetson on Nov. 7. In his last two games, he has scored 14 points in a loss to Florida and 18 in the win over Mercer. He has started all five games and is averaging 11.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and one steal in 30.4 minutes of action. He is also connecting on 48.8% of his field goals.
Why Siena can cover
Sophomore guard Javian McCollum has had the hot hand for the Saints, scoring 20 points or more in three of the first four games. Despite being held to two points at Harvard on Sunday, McCollum is averaging 15.8 points, 4.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds and one steal per game. In an overtime loss to Army last Wednesday, he poured in 21 points, while dishing out five assists, grabbing three rebounds and making two steals. He has been red hot from the floor, connecting on 50% of his field goals, including 41.2% from 3-point range and 81.8% from the free throw line.
Also powering Siena has been graduate senior Andrew Platek, who played his first four years at North Carolina before spending five games with the Saints last year, before tearing his Achilles tendon. Platek has been the model of consistency, scoring 15 points in each of the last three games after dropping 13 in the season opener against Holy Cross. For the year, he is averaging 14.5 points, 2.8 assists, two rebounds and one steal in 30.3 minutes of action. He has started all four games for the Saints in 2022 and seven of nine for them since the beginning of last year. For his career, he has 18 starts in 136 appearances.
How to make Siena vs. FSU picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 142 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time. You can see the picks here.
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