Wednesday’s Tip Sheet

Virginia Cavaliers at No. 9 Florida State Seminoles
(ESPN2, 7:00 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: >Florida State -6.5, Total 112
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Betting Matchup

Virginia will try and work its way back into the national rankings after suffering back-to-back losses (SU and ATS) to Boston College on the road as a 10-point favorite and to Syracuse at home on Saturday favored by seven points. The Cavaliers have failed to cover against the spread in 11 of their last 13 games. They are an even 4-4 straight-up in their last eight outings. The total has gone OVER in four of their last five games.

Virginia has only crossed the 60-point mark in two of its last 10 games. The Cavaliers are averaging 55.7 points per game and allowing a 48.7 points on defense which is the lowest average in the nation.

The Seminoles are just one of three ACC teams ranked in the latest AP Top 25. Back on Jan. 4, they beat Louisville 78-65 on the road as 6 ½-point underdogs. Last Wednesday night, they got past Wake Forest 78-68 to cover as eight-point favorites on the road. Florida State brings a SU seven-game winning streak into this game while covering in its last three contests. The total has gone OVER in three of its last four games.

The Seminoles are averaging 76.4 PPG led by sophomore guard Devin Vassell’s 12.3-point scoring average. He has topped that average in each of his last three starts.

Betting Trends

-- The Cavaliers are 17-3 SU in their last 20 road games and 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games played in January.

-- The Seminoles have a 4-1 record ATS in their last five ACC games. They drop to 3-9 ATS in their last 12 January games.

-- Last season’s series was split 1-1 SU and ATS . Virginia has won seven of the last 10 meetings SU and it has the slight 6-4 edge ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in eight of the last 10 games between the two.

No. 16 Wichita State Shockers at Temple Owls
(ESPNU, 9:00 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: >Wichita State -3.5, Total 134.5
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Betting Matchup

The Shockers extended their current SU winning streak to nine games with Sunday’s tight 89-86 overtime victory against Connecticut. They missed covering by half a point as 3 ½-point road favorites. Wichita State has just one SU loss this season against 15 victories. It has failed to cover in three of its last five outings to fall to 9-7 ATS. The total has gone OVER in 10 of the 16 games.

The Shockers are averaging 77.6 points a game with five different players scoring at least nine PPG. Sophomore guard Erik Stevenson has led the way with 14.1 points a game.

Temple is 9-6 SU with a 7-8 record ATS. It has lost three-straight AAC contests after beating Central Florida 62-58 as a one-point road favorite on Dec. 31. The total stayed UNDER 137 points in Saturday’s stunning 65-51 loss to Tulane closing as a nine-point home favorite. The total has stayed UNDER in four of Temple’s last five games.

With just 68.9 PPG, the Owls are well down the list in that category. They are giving up an average of 63.7 points on defense but this average has risen to 71 points over the last three losses.

Betting Trends

-- The Shockers have a SU eight-game winning streak on the road. The total has gone OVER in their last five conference games.

-- The Owls are 1-4 ATS over their last five AAC games but they have won five of their last six Wednesday games SU.

-- Over six previous meetings, the series is tied 3-3 SU with Temple covering ATS in five of the games. The total has gone OVER the closing line in all six contests.