FSU vs. Gonzaga Prediction Sweet 16

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Don Shapiro
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With the books continuing to encourage action on Florida State, Gambling911.com was giving Gonzaga a 57% chance of covering the -7.5 spread Thursday.


Gonzaga is also our free pick (-7.5), representing a rare moment whereby Gambling911.com is going with a fairly decent size favorite.  Typically, most of our picks tend to be underdogs.

While the Zags may be a lofty favorite, the public is all over the underdog at a 65% or greater clip this day.

The public loves Florida State after they ended Gonzaga's season last year with a 75-60 upset in the Sweet 16 in LA.  The bookmakers believe this is a different set of circumstances and that a revenge factor will probably come into play.

We would be remiss in pointing out that Sagarin suggests the line should be no more than Gonzaga -6.  Many of the handicapping services are predicting a 6-point victory by Gonzaga.

The top-seeded Zags have said they are looking forward to a rematch with the fourth-seeded Seminoles in the West Region semifinals on Thursday night in Anaheim, Calif.

"Absolutely - 100 percent," Gonzaga coach Mark Few told reporters when asked if he was looking forward to the rematch with the Seminoles. "We wouldn't want it any other way. It just so happened that we got Florida State again in the Sweet 16 and we have a special itch to take care of against them."

Gonzaga leads the nation in scoring offense (88.6), field goal percentage (53.2), scoring margin (23.8) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.76).

2019 MLB Record:  (COMING SOON)

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 6-3 (66.6%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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