Florida State Seminoles vs. Clemson Tigers - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (13-7) at Florida State Seminoles (13-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -4.5 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers travel to the Florida State Seminoles for the second meeting this year.
The Clemson Tigers are not among the top names in the ACC but they are trying. The Tigers have been playing well with wins in six of seven after downing visiting Pittsburgh 73-60 on Wednesday. The Tigers ran up a 14 point lead at the break and held serve the rest of the way. Clemson connected at 47% from the floor with eight more free throws to easily outdistance the Panthers 41% accuracy. Jason Blossumgame led Clemson with 22 points and six pulls on 7-11 with Jordan Roper and Avry Holmes tossing 13 points apiece. Landry Nnoko added 12 points and eight rebounds on 5-7 from the floor while Donte Grantham chipped in with seven points and five assists.\
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The Florida State Seminoles need a long winning streak to climb in to the top half of the Atlantic Coast as they can’t seem to string the wins together. The Seminoles snapped a two game skid with a 72-62 victory at Boston College on Tuesday as a ten point road favorite. FSU took a five point lead at the half and slowly pulled away despite getting outshot 45%-39% with a 21-2 advantage at the stripe putting this in the win column. Malik Beasley poured in 22 points and posted five yanks on 7-13 shooting with Jarquez Bookert added 13 points and nine rebounds on 5-9 from the field. Dwayne Bacon followed with 12 points and hauled in a game high 14 rebounds while Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored seven points and logged nine helpers.
Clemson are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall and the over is 10-3 in their last 13 vs. Atlantic Coast while the Tigers are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games. The under is 10-4 in Florida State last 14 home games while the Seminoles are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. This series has generally been competitive so I’ll take the points…