Syracuse Orange vs. Florida State Men’s Basketball: Predictions and TNIAAM Poll


The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team (8-8, 2-3) returns home to face Florida State Seminoles (9-5, 3-2) Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Syracuse hopes to win its second straight home game with the ACC as state of florida just picked up a last-second victory over Miami

So before these teams face off, we’ll let you know what we think will happen in tomorrow’s game. And if you like betting, you might find attractive odds for the finished game. at DraftKings (Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See bets for more details).


Syracuse 71, State of Florida 68

Neither team shot the ball well in the first encounter, but the Orange used a strong performance on the boards to leave Tallahassee with a win. That and the team’s recent focus on rebounding bodes well for sneaking past the Seminoles at home. If we see Syracuse open up early for Buddy Boeheim like they did against Pitt, it could be a fun afternoon.


Florida State 80, Syracuse 77

This meeting should be a higher scoring affair than the first time around, only because I don’t think Florida State will shoot more than 30 threes and Buddy Boeheim will score more than six. The Syracuse defense showed marginal signs of improvement in the second half against Pittsburgh, but my better judgment tells me it was against a poor Panthers offense. This time, Florida State owns the paint and the glass and although Syracuse is pulling it well from beyond the arc, Noles’ inside game is just a little too much to overcome. FSU by three.


Syracuse 71, State of Florida 68

You expect this game to be drastically different, especially on the Florida State side since they saw the 1-1-3 now. However, the Seminoles don’t have enough offense to keep up with the Orange. Yes, FSU should probably reach more than three than the December meeting. However, I don’t think the Seminoles can find enough long-range shots to sink the Orange. A more focused Jesse Edwards could also be the difference maker in this game.


Syracuse 70, State of Florida 66

After a brutal three-game losing streak, Syracuse finally got back on track by defeating the University of Pittsburgh Panthers on Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome. The Orange currently sits with an 8-8 record on the season with a 2-3 record for conference play. Syracuse’s only two conference wins to date have come in Tuesday night’s win and a 63-60 win over the Florida State Seminoles on Dec. 4, 2021. That game ultimately ended in a thread, but the ‘Orange was able to hang on for the win. Since then, the Seminoles have won four of their last six games, including a win over the University of Miami in their last game Tuesday night. I expect the Orange to build on their momentum from Tuesday night’s win and earn their third conference win of the season against a team looking for revenge for their early season loss.


Who wins the game between Syracuse and Florida State?

  • 64%
    Syracuse and we start thinking about parenthesis again

    (11 votes)

  • 35%
    Florida State and we start thinking about spring football

    (6 votes)

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