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Florida State vs. Virginia Tech - 3/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Virginia Tech at Florida State
Date & Time Tuesday March 5, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Donald L. Tucker Center
Tallahassee, Florida
The Line
The Line: Florida State -4 -- Over/Under: 136
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | Virginia Tech at Florida State
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and Florida State Seminoles meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

The Virginia Tech Hokies look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 74.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 61.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is averaging 16.4 points and 3.8 assists while Kerry Blackshear Jr. is averaging 14.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Justin Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Ahmed Hill is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have won four of their last five road games.

The Florida State Seminoles look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 76.3 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Mfiondu Kabengele is averaging 13.2 points and 5.5 rebounds while Terance Mann is averaging 11.5 points and 2.4 assists. Trent Forrest is dishing 3.8 assists and Phil Cofer is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Florida State Seminoles have won their last six home games.

The Hokies are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games, 37-18-1 ATS in their last 56 games following a ATS win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Seminoles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 Tuesday games. The Hokies are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Florida State and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Seminoles last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Hokies last 5 overall.

The Virginia Tech Hokies are playing better basketball lately, but they're still not shooting to what they're capable of, as they enter this contest shooting just 43.7 percent from the field in their last five games. The Florida State Seminoles are one of the hotter teams in the country at the moment and are holding teams to just 37.6 percent shooting in their last five games. FSU is also winning at home by an average of 11.6 points while allowing just 42 percent shooting. The Hokies have to make shots if they're going to win this game, and they just haven't been consistent lately. I'll eat the reasonable number with the Noles.

Pick:
Florida State -4

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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