Florida State vs Gonzaga Expert Predictions

Max Staley
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The No. 1-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs square off against the No. 4-seed Florida State Seminoles in this Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 28. This is a revenge game for the Bulldogs, as the Seminoles knocked Gonzaga out of the Sweet 16 in last year's NCAA Tournament. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Bulldogs are 7-point favorites in this tournament rematch.

If you're thinking of placing a wager on this Sweet 16 matchup, you might want to check out what some of the experts are saying first.

Florida State vs Gonzaga Predictions

Sports Chat Place

The staff at Sports Chat Place is rolling with the Seminoles to cover the spread, but we should note they list Florida State as 8.5-point underdogs, which is larger than FanDuel Sportsbook. Sports Chat Place believes the Seminoles' athleticism and size could give the Bulldogs problems, but they are still picking Gonzaga to win outright.

College Football News

Pete Fiutak, of College Football News, also thinks Florida State's length and athleticism will bother Gonzaga here, predicting a final score of 82-78 in the Bulldogs' favor. However, Fiutak believes the Seminoles' aggressive style of play could result in a ton of free throw attempts for the Bulldogs, so he's picking Gonzaga to win.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

Finally, ESPN is giving the Bulldogs an 86.4-percent chance at advancing to the Elite 8.

All three experts we highlighted here are picking Gonzaga to win outright. However, both experts who picked the spread in this game are taking Florida State to cover.

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