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Florida State vs. Virginia Tech - 3/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Florida State at Virginia Tech
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 2:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Florida State +1.5 -- Over/Under: 135
TV Channel
ESPN
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NCAA BB | Florida State at Virginia Tech
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and Florida State Seminoles meet Thursday in the college basketball ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center.

The Virginia Tech Hokies look for another victory after beating the Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 74.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is averaging 16.6 points and 3.9 assists while Kerry Blackshear Jr. is averaging 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Justin Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Ahmed Hill is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have split their last eight non-homegames.

The Florida State Seminoles enter this tournament winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 75.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Mfiondu Kabengele is averaging 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Terance Mann is averaging 11.5 points and 2.5 assists. Trent Forrest is dishing 3.8 assists and Phil Cofer is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Florida State Seminoles have won five of their last six non-home games.

The Hokies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Coast, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Seminoles are 6-1-2 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Seminoles last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Hokies last 8 overall.

The Florida State Seminoles just beat Virginia Tech last week, but the game was in Tallahassee, and the Noles still needed overtime to complete the deal. The Virginia Tech Hokies seem to be a team hitting their stride and have a great deal of offensive weapons who can expose this Florida State defense. If the Hokies are stretching the floor and hitting their shots like they did yesterday against Miami, it will be tough for the Seminoles to keep pace. Virginia Tech is the more talented team here and should be able to use the momentum it earned yesterday to advance to the next round. 

Pick:
Virginia Tech -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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