The Virginia Tech Hokies (9-4) travel to face off against the Florida State Seminoles (7-6) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee and televised on ACCN. Florida State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Virginia Tech is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wake Forest. Tip-off is set for 4:00 ET.
Virginia Tech Hokies vs Florida State Seminoles
The Virginia Tech Hokies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Virginia Tech comes into today’s game as the slight favorites, favored by 1.5 points. So far this season, they have a record of 9-4 and are 8-1 when favored. In their last game, the Hokies lost to Wake Forest by a score of 86-63.
On the road this season, Virginia Tech is 0-3 and have lost their last three games away from home. Over those ten games, they have gone just 2-8 on the road. So far this season, they have an average scoring margin of -14.0 points per game on the road.
Virginia Tech’s ATS record this season is currently 6-6-1. When favored, the Hokies are 5-3-1 vs. the spread, and they have gone 2-0-1 in their last three games as the favorite. However, their ATS mark on the road is just 0-3 this year, and they are 0-5 vs. the spread in their last five road games.
Virginia Tech’s over/under record this season is 5-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 139.5. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (142.8). So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 135 points.
The Florida State Seminoles Are Coming Off A Win
Florida State comes into today’s game as the underdog, with a record of 7-6. So far, the Seminoles are 6-3 at home this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +8.6 points per game at home.
In their last game, Florida State took on Georgia Tech and came away with an 82-71 victory. Over their last 10 games at home, the Seminoles are 6-4.
Florida State’s ATS record this season is 6-6-1, and they are 4-4-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Seminoles are 4-6 vs. the spread, and their ATS mark as the underdog this year is 2-1. At home this season, Florida State is 5-4-1 vs. the spread, and their last 3 home games vs. the spread is 1-2.
So far this season, the over/under record for Florida State games is 7-5-1. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (151.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points. For the season, the average scoring total in their games is 150.2 points.
Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown
Virginia Tech offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 63 points against Wake Forest. In that game, they made 5/16 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 46.2%. Offensively, the Hokies have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 201st in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 262nd in percentage and 213rd in three-pointers made.
|Lynn Kidd (C)
|Hunter Cattoor (G)
|Sean Pedulla (G)
Florida State Offense Breakdown
Florida State recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 82 points against Georgia Tech. This output exceeded their season average of 76.6 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Jamir Watkins, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 13, while Darin Green Jr also carries a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.
|Jamir Watkins (F)
|Darin Green Jr (G)
|Baba Miller (F)
Virginia Tech Team Defense
So far, the Hokies’ defense is ranked 64th in the country at 66.1 points per contest. The Virginia Tech defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 86 points and allowed Wake Forest to connect on 7 threes.
Florida State Team Defense
At this time, the Seminoles’ defense is positioned 185th in the country, permitting 73.5 points per game. Florida State’s three-point defense is currently 136th in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. Florida State.
Hokies vs Seminoles Trends
- Through their last three road games, Virginia Tech has an ATS record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 65 points per game.
- Across their five previous home games, Florida State has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 70 points per game.
- Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Seminoles have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Hokies have gone 5-4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +1.5, the Seminoles is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 143.5 and our model has the Hokies and Seminoles finishing with a combined 142 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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