Hokies vs. Seminoles Prediction
The 15th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies are coming off a win over one of the best teams in the country. Can Virginia Tech avoid a letdown tonight when it plays at the 14th-ranked Florida State Seminoles?
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Donald L. Tucker Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Seminoles are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 135.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 73 percent of public bets are being placed on host Florida State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Hokies down shorthanded Blue Devils
Virginia took advantage of Duke being without star Zion Williamson last Tuesday night as it secured a 77-72 home victory to move to 22-6 overall and 11-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hokies led 37-34 at halftime and held on after the break. Virginia Tech shot 23-of-50 from the floor, 8-of-26 from 3-point distance plus 23-of-29 at the free throw line. Kerry Blackshear Jr. paced the Hokies with 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting plus 9-of-11 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down 10 rebounds. Ahmed Hill tallied 17 points, four boards and three dimes. Nickeil Alexander-Walker contributed 13 points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals. Ty Outlaw added 11 points and two caroms.
Seminoles take down Wolfpack
Florida State picked up a 78-73 home win Saturday over North Carolina State to improve to 23-6 overall and 11-5 in conference action. The Seminoles led 35-30 at halftime and held on from there. Florida State shot 26-of-54 from the field, 3-of-13 from 3-point distance plus 23-of-30 from the free throw line. Mfiondu Kabengele led FSU with 16 points on 4-of-9 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point range plus 7-of-8 at the free throw line. He also notched five rebounds and four blocked shots. M.J. Walker had 15 points and two boards. Trent Forrest accounted for 13 points, six boards, three assists and two steals. Terance Mann added 11 points, four rebounds and three dimes.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hokies are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. Virginia Tech is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five road games.
The Seminoles are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 Tuesday games. The favorite is 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings.
This spread feels a bit too wide in a contest between two evenly matched teams. The Hokies come in with plenty of confidence after the win over Duke and will be very prepared with a week off. Virginia Tech is a veteran squad with an elite offense that should be able to offset a strong Florida State defense. I think this one goes down to the wire and the Hokies cover on the road.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES +4.5