Florida State vs. Clemson Pick
Can No. 19 Florida State go on the road and pick up a win when it faces Clemson today at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Clemson is favored at home, as the Tigers are getting odds of -1 point against the Seminoles. The over/under total for the game is listed at 153.5 points. Florida State has won two straight meetings with Clemson, including a 109-61 win at home on Feb. 5.
Florida State is coming off a 104-72 win over Boston College at home to move to 22-6 on the season and 10-5 in the ACC. The Seminoles have failed to win in four of their last five road games. FSU is 15-10-1 against the spread this season but only 4-7 ATS on the road. While Florida State averages 84.4 points per game on offense this season and allows just 71.5 on defense, they give up 76.4 on the road and score just 69.1. Dwayne Bacon is averaging 16.8 points to lead FSU while Jonathan Isaac is adding 12.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.
Clemson has lost two straight on the road coming into today’s game. The Tigers are now 14-13 on the season and 4-11 in the ACC. Clemson is 11-13-1 against the spread right now and 5-6 ATS at home. The Tigers are averaging 74.7 points per game on offense while allowing 71.4 on defense. At home, Clemson is able to put up 81.7 points per game. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 17.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest while Avry Holmes is adding 11.1 points per contest.
Florida State is terrible on the road, but is FSU really capable of losing to a team it already beat by 48 points just a few weeks ago? Clemson has lost at home to the likes of Syracuse and Virginia Tech over its last 10 games and FSU certainly has the offensive firepower to best this team. If the Seminoles can’t win today, there isn’t much hope for success in March.
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