NCAA Basketball Betting: Maryland vs. Florida State: January 17th 2009
Maryland vs. Florida State – Saturday January 17th 2009 12:00p
The Florida State Seminoles are on a nice little run right now, but we will sell high with them here at what we feel is an inflated line and grab the points with the Maryland Terrapins.
Florida State is 7-2 in their last nine games, and the two losses have been by only seven points to top-ranked Pittsburgh and by eight points to a Duke team that is ranked number one in the Pomeroy Ratings.
The Seminoles are also coming off of a nice outright road win at North Carolina State as four-point underdogs on Tuesday. Now the Noles are a nice team, but we do feel that they have been playing over their heads a bit lately and that a return to their proper level is inevitable.
In fact, a peak at the Pomeroy Ratings reveals that Maryland is actually ranked nine spots higher (50) than Florida State is right now (59) and Pomeroy sets a fair line on this game at Florida State -2. The Terps are 8-2 in their last 10 games in their own right, and they easily covered the number in their last loss, a narrow 62-60 road defeat vs. the Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday.
We will gladly take the higher ranked Pomeroy team from Maryland with the extra line value in this situation.