Against The Spread Pick
The Florida State Seminoles have been one of the biggest surprises in college basketball this season. They enter this game ranked 5th in the nation with an overall record of 17-3 and a conference record of 7-2, which ties the Duke Blue Devils for 2nd place in the ACC. The Seminoles saw their ten-game winning streak snapped following a 56-61 road loss against the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday. They will look to bounce back following the loss when they travel to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech enters this game with an overall record of 14-7 and a conference record of 5-5, which puts them in a three-team tie with NC State and Clemson for 6th place in the ACC. However, they have lost their last two games and three of their previous four, which includes a 61-71 road loss against the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday. I look for the Seminoles to bounce back with a win and a win and a three-point cover on Saturday.
Over Under Pick
Florida State has been an above-average team offensively this season. They enter this game averaging 75 points per game, which ranks 91st in the nation. However, this is a team that is built around their defensive play as they are allowing the 61st fewest points per game, allowing 64.45 points per game. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech has been a below-average team offensive as they enter this game, averaging 70.86 points per game, which ranks 192nd in college basketball. Defensively, they have been one of the best teams in the nation, limiting opponents to a meager 63.33 points per game. I look for the under 133.5 points to be one of the better plays on Saturday’s slate.