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Virginia Tech vs. Clemson - 2/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Clemson Tigers (20-6) at Virginia Tech Hokies (19-8)
Date & Time Wednesday February 21, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -2.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ACC
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NCAA BB | Clemson Tigers (20-6) at Virginia Tech Hokies (19-8)
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The Clemson Tigers and Virginia Tech Hokies meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Cassell Coliseum.

The Clemson Tigers need a win here to snap a string of back-to-back losses. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 74.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Marcquise Reed is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 assists while Donte Grantham is averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds. Shelton Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe DeVoe is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have lost four of their last six road games.

The Virginia Tech Hokies look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 82.3 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Justin Robinson is averaging 13.7 points and 5.6 assists while Justin Bibbs is averaging 13.5 points and 2.6 rebounds. Kerry Blackshear Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ahmed Hill is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have split their last six home games.

The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Coast and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hokies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast, 26-11-1 ATS in their last 38 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Tigers are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Virginia Tech, 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the underdog is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Virginia Tech Hokies have won each of the last three games against the Clemson Tigers, but all three of those games were decided by three or less points. The Clemson Tigers are really solid defensively when they want to be, but they're allowing 46.1 percent shooting on the road and have allowed 70 or more points in three of their last six games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are an elite offense at home where they're shooting 53.9 percent from the field and averaging 86.6 points. I'll lay the bucket with the Hokies here.

Pick:
Virginia Tech Hokies -2.5

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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