Clemson vs. Virginia Tech - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (10-14) at Clemson Tigers (14-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers meet Saturday at the Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Virginia Tech Hokies have lost six of their last eight games and look for their first road win. On the season, Virginia Tech is averaging 66.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and is allowing 67.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Adam Smith is averaging 13.5 points and 2.7 rebounds while Justin Bibbs is averaging 12.9 points and 1.9 assists. Ahmed Hill is grabbing four rebounds and Devin Wilson is dishing 4.2 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies have six players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 62.5 percent from the line and 39.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in three of its last six games.
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The Clemson Tigers hope to keep things going with wins in five of their last eight games. On the season, Clemson is averaging 62.1 points on 41 percent shooting and is allowing 60.2 points on 39 percent shooting. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 13 points and 8.2 rebounds while Donte Grantham is averaging 9.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Rod Hall is dishing 3.5 assists and Damarcus Harrison is shooting 39 percent from the field. The Clemson Tigers have five players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 66.1 percent from the line and 29.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Clemson is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in eight straight games.
The Hokies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the Hokies are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Clemson.
The Clemson Tigers are the better team and should win with their elite defense. However, Clemson isn't consistent enough on the offensive end to blow teams out. While there's better bets on the board, taking the points here with the Hokies seems to be the best bet in this matchup.