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Clemson vs Florida State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Seminoles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Clemson Tigers at Florida State Seminoles
- Where: Tallahassee at Donald L. Tucker Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Clemson -2.5, CLMSN -145 | FLST +116 O/U 143.0
The Clemson Tigers will be looking to pick up their 22nd win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. So far, the Tigers have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 4-3. This season, Clemson has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 14-2. For today’s contest, Clemson has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Clemson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Hunter Tyson who is averaging 15.48 points per game for the Tigers. Tyson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive game plan is the play of PJ Hall who has hit 51.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.15 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Clemson will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Tigers are ranked 180th at 71.7 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 578th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Clemson is close to the NCAA average at 36.3%.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Clemson, the Florida State Seminoles will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 7-14. Currently, the Seminoles have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 5-7. So far, the Seminoles have been the underdog 13 times, going 3-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
Florida State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Darin Green Jr who is averaging 14.1 points per game for the Seminoles. Jr is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Seminoles’ offensive game plan is the play of Matthew Cleveland who has hit 47.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.05 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Florida State this season, as they are currently ranked 198th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Seminoles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 318th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Clemson Tigers -2.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Clemson Tigers to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2.5 point betting favorites. Although Clemson as a team is just 114th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Seminoles’ defense. In addition, the Tigers have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Tigers to come out on top and cover.