Florida State vs. Clemson - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (13-8) at Florida State Seminoles (12-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers and Florida State Seminoles play Wednesday at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The Clemson Tigers have won five of their last seven games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Clemson is averaging 63.1 points on 41.3 percent shooting and is allowing 60.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 13.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while Donte Grantham is averaging 9.7 points and 4.5 rebounds. Rod Hall is dishing 3.7 assists and Landry Nnoko is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers rely on a defense that’s allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in five straight games. Offensively, Clemson is shooting 66 percent from the line and 29.8 percent from beyond the arc. The Clemson Tigers are 2-3 SU on the road.
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The Florida State Seminoles have split their last 10 games and hope to get to .500 in ACC play. On the season, FSU is averaging 68.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and is allowing 68.2 point on 41.6 percent shooting. Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 13.8 points and 4.6 assists while Montay Brandon is averaging 12.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. Devon Bookert is the third player averaging double-digit points and Phil Cofer is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles have six players averaging at least 5.7 points, and they’re shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 28 percent from downtown. Defensively, FSU is allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last eight games.
The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games following a S.U. win. The Seminoles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
This game could go either way, as it will come down to the team that gets hot offensively for a stretch. Just because they're at home, I'm going to back the Florida State Seminoles and the tiny chalk.