Courtesy of Sean Murphy
Xavier vs Florida State
Round 2 NCAA Tourney Action
I had Xavier advancing past Florida State in my bracket, and I’ll stick with that selection here on Saturday evening.
The Seminoles have the better SU and ATS records entering this matchup. However, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Xavier comes into this one riding a five-game ATS winning streak. Its lone loss over that stretch was a three-point setback against Creighton.
Meanwhile, FSU has dropped the cash in three straight games. I just don’t believe there is anything special about this ‘Noles squad. They don’t bring any sort of intimidation factor to the table, despite holding the considerably higher seed.
FSU may have the better offensive squad on paper, but Xavier has been more consistent in recent weeks. I look for Xavier to gain the upper hand as this game progresses on Saturday.
Take Xavier +6