Florida State vs. Clemson - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida State vs. Clemson - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Tigers (16-15) at Florida State Seminoles (26-5)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)

The Line: Florida State Seminoles -7 -- Over/Under: 133

TV: ESPN

The Clemson Tigers and Florida State Seminoles meet Thursday in the college basketball ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Clemson Tigers look for another win after beating Miami on Wednesday. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 66.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Aamir Simms is averaging 13 points and 2.6 assists while Tevin Mack is averaging 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. John Newman III is dishing 2.2 assists and Al-Amir Dawes is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have split their last six non-home games.

The Florida State Seminoles enter this tournament winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 75.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.7 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Devin Vassell is averaging 12.7 points and 5.1 rebounds while Trent Forrest is averaging 11.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. M.J. Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Williams is grabbing four rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Florida State Seminoles have split their last six non-home games.

Will update with trends once they're released. 

The Clemson Tigers beat FSU a few weeks ago as 3.5-point underdogs, and while they played yesterday, they're as tough as nails defensively and aren't going to give in despite being big underdogs. In fact, Clemson is a profitable 9-6 against the spread this season as an underdog and 8-6 against the spread in non-home games. The Florida State Seminoles have been impressive overall and have the rest advantage, but they're just 7-7 against the spread when a favorite of at least five points and they can go through droughts at times offensively. This is likely going to be a physical, ugly defensive battle early in the afternoon. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Clemson Tigers +7

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