Florida State vs. Virginia Tech - 1/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (8-6) at Florida State Seminoles (8-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles and the Virginia Tech Hokies face off on Tuesday in Tallahassee in the Donald L. Tucker Center in ACC college basketball action.
The Florida State Seminoles are 8-6 this season and are coming off of a loss at Mississippi State. FSU is averaging 69.7 points and they are shooting 48.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Montay Brandon leads the Seminoles averaging 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Devon Bookert is averaging 9.7 points, Xavier Rantham-Mayes is averaging 11.7 points, and Phil Cofer is averaging 6.9 points. Florida State is 7-2 at home this season.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-6 this season and are coming off of back-to-back losses including a two-point loss to Syracuse in their ACC opener. VT is averaging 69 points and they are shooting 48.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Justin Bibbs is averaging 12.7 points per game to lead the Hokies. Adam Smith is averaging 11.9 points, Joey van Zegeren is averaging 9.8 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Ahmed Hill is averaging 8.4 points. Virginia Tech is 0-2 on the road this season.
Florida State is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Virginia Tech is 7-3 against the spread against the ACC, 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 road games against a team with a winning percentage better than .600. The home team is 9-4 against the spread in the last 13 meetings of these two.
Florida State simply isn’t good enough to be laying this many points so my free pick Virginia Tech.