Virginia Tech vs. Florida State - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (12-11) at Virginia Tech Hokies (9-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Florida State Seminoles and Virginia Tech Hokies meet Saturday at the Cassell Coliseum.
The Florida State Seminoles look for consistency after splitting their last six games. On the season, FSU is averaging 68.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and is allowing 68 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Xavier Rathan-Mayes is averaging 13.8 points and 4.5 assists while Montay Brandon is averaging 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. Devon Bookert is the third double-digit scorer and Phil Cofer is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles have five players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 66.4 percent from the line and 28 percent from downtown. Defensively, FSU is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in three of its last five games.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies could also use a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, Virginia Tech is averaging 67 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 67.5 point son 41.7 percent shooting. Justin Bibbs is averaging 13.7 points and two assists while Adam Smith is averaging 13.2 points and 2.7 rebounds. Ahmed Hill is grabbing four rebounds and Devin Wilson is dishing 4.4 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies have six players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 62.5 percent from the line and 39.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Virginia Tech is allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and has given up 72 or more points in six of its last 10 games.
The Seminoles are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The home team is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
FSU is just 1-5 SU on the road this season. That's not going to get it done against a Virginia Tech team that's deeper than the Noles on the offensive end. Give me the home team and the tiny chalk.