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Clemson vs. Florida State - 2/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida State at Clemson
Date & Time Tuesday February 19, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Littlejohn Coliseum
Clemson, SC
The Line
Clemson Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: 135.5
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Florida State Seminoles and the Clemson Tigers meet in ACC college basketball action from the Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday night.

The Florida State Seminoles will look to build on their current 7-game winning streak after a 69-47 beatdown of Georgia Tech in their last outing. Devin Vassell led the Seminoles with 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting with a pair of threes in 16 minutes on the floor while Christ Koumadje added 10 points on 5 of 7 shooting with 12 rebounds and 3 blocks for the double-double as the only other FSU player to score in double figures in the win. Mfiondu Kabengele scored 8 points but still leads the Seminoles in scoring with 13.2 points per game while Terance Mann leads Florida State in rebounding with 6.6 rebounds per game and Trent Forrest leads the Seminoles in assists with 3.9 assists per game this season. As a team, Florida State is averaging 77.2 points per game on 45.2% shooting from the field, 33.7% from behind the 3-point line and 73.6% from the foul line this season.

The Clemson Tigers will look to bounce back from back-to-back one-point losses after a 56-55 defeat at the hands of Louisville last time out. Elijah Thomas led Clemson with 15 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 7 rebounds while Marcquise Reed added 13 points with 3 threes and 12 rebounds for the double-double and Shelton Mitchell chipped in 12 points to finish off the group of double-digit scorers for Clemson in the loss. Aamir Simms added 9 rebounds of his own as well in the losing effort for the Tigers. Reed leads Clemson with an average of 18.6 points and 3 assists per game while Thomas leads the Tigers in rebounding with 7.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Clemson is averaging 69.6 points per game on 46.3% shooting from the field, 32.4% from behind the 3-point line and 72.9% from the foul line this season.

Florida State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games while the under is 14-3 in their last 17 road games. Clemson is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 conference games. The home team is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

Clemson has been playing really well defensively, allowing just 50.2 points per game over their last 5 games. However, the Tigers aren’t scoring much either, averaging just 62.6 points per game over that same stretch. Florida State hasn’t been that tight, but the Seminoles are stepping up their defensive play as of late and already own a 9-point win ove Clemson at home this season, which started this winning streak. Florida State is simply the hotter team that’s won each of their last 3 road games by double figures, so since I think the wrong team is favored here, I’ll take the free bucket with Florida State in this one.

Pick:
Florida State +2

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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