The Seminoles slipped by Virginia Tech on Thursday in a thriller while UVA easily handled NC State in the quarterfinals. The Cavaliers beat the Seminoles, 65-52, when they played earlier in the season in Virginia.
Even with this being a battle between two top 15 teams, Virginia is an 8.5-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. As it's always smart to see what those in the betting world are saying about a game before placing a wager, so here are some expert predictions for today's semifinal matchup.
Florida State vs Virginia Predictions
Scores & Stats
The Scores & Stats crew likes the Cavaliers to beat the Seminoles with a score prediction of 63-55, meaning they're taking UVA to win straight up but to not cover the spread. UVA is the superior team here and its stifling defense will be too much for a likely-tired Florida State team.
Doc's Sports likes the Cavaliers to win and also cover the spread. They note that UVA is better than Florida State in pretty much all relevant statistics and also should control the pace of the game.
Sports Chat Place
Sports Chat Place is rolling with UVA to win and cover as well. They're saying that Virginia's defense will shut down Florida State and take them out of their game plan.
ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor
ESPN's BPI is all in on UVA, giving them an 88.9 percent chance to beat Florida State.
Virginia has the full confidence of all the experts as they're all picking the Cavaliers to win straight up, with all but one also taking them to cover the spread.
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