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Florida State Seminoles vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (13-12) at Florida State Seminoles (16-9)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Tucker Center)

The Line: Florida State Seminoles -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to the Sunshine State to face the Florida State Seminoles.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets know their backs are against the  wall but if they can finish the season with a winning record I can see them going to the postseason. The Yellow Jackets have been heading in the wrong direction with defeats in four of five after a 66-52 loss at Clemson as a five point underdog on Saturday. The Tigers were up five at the break and slowly pulled away over the final 20 minutes. GT never got their offense going at less then 35% including 1-11 on threes which made Clemson’s 40% from the field a winning performance. Adam Smith paced the Georgia Tech attack with 12 points with Charles Mitchell adding eleven points and 19 rebounds. Marcus Georges-Hunt tossed in ten points while Quinton Stephens chipped in with nine points and six pulls.

Florida State Seminoles vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Florida State Seminoles have a big offense that averages 78 points which is enough to make teams in the ACC to worry about facing them in the conference playoffs. The Seminoles have followed a four game winning streak with back to back defeats after a narrow 67-65 loss to visiting Miami Sunday as a 1.5 point favorite. The Hurricanes led by eleven at the half before a spirited FSU rally ran out of steam. The Noles easily won the shooting battle 45.5%-38% but the Canes 16-4 advantage at the foul line was decisive. Devon Bookert led Florida State with 14 points on 5-8 with Xavier Rathan-Mayes scoring 12. Dwayne Bacon and Boris Bojanovsky combined for 17 points and eleven rebounds with four others adding between 4-6 points. 

Georgia Tech are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games and the over is 13-6 in their last 19 Wednesday games while going  17-8 in their last 25 road games. Florida State are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings and the road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The numbers say Florida State on paper….

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Florida State -6

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