The 16th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies will be looking to pull off the big upset when they hit the road to take on the red-hot 13th-ranked Florida State Seminoles in their ACC clash on Tuesday. Virginia tech comes into this contest off a huge win the last time out while Florida State enters this one playing its best basketball of the season. Now, let’s find out where the best college basketball betting value lies in this intriguing pairing.
Virginia Tech vs FSU College Basketball Odds & Betting Analysis
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- When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, FL
- TV: ESPNU
- Radio: Virginia Tech / Florida State
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAAB Odds: Florida State -4.5 / Total: 135.5
Why Bet On No. 16 Virginia Tech at +4.5?
The best reasons to back Virginia Tech is that the Hokies have one of the best defenses in the nation, they’re well-rested and coming off their most impressive victory of the season after knocking off Duke 77-72 on Feb. 26 without third-leading scorer and senior point guard Justin Robinson no less.
“It shows you what we’re made of, shows us what we’re made of,” Hokies senior guard Ty Outlaw told reporters after hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer versus the Blue Devils. “That’s what we wanted to prove tonight. … We don’t want to let injuries define us.”
The Hokies have won two straight and four of five and limit the opposition to just 61.5 points per game to rank 10th nationally in points allowed. Virginia Tech averages a respectable 74.5 points per game offensively (), but the Hokies are just 5-4 SU and 3-5 ATS on the road this season.
- Average Score For: 74.50
- Field Goals: 47.75%
- Three Points: 39.71%
- Free Throws: 75.65%
- Rebounds: 32.39
- Average Score Against: 61.54
- Field Goals: 40.79%
- Three Points: 33.93%
- Free Throws: 71.13%
- Rebounds: 29.39
Why Bet On No. 13 Florida State at -4.5?
The best reasons to back the Seminoles are the fact that they are playing their best basketball of the season in winning two straight and 10 of their last 11 games overall including a 78-73 win over NC State on Saturday.
“I think it’s just the maturity,” Florida State sophomore guard M.J. Walker told reporters. “We obviously understand what we need to be doing on and off the court. We know what’s at stake for us. We know how good we can be, the potential we have on this team.”
Florida State will also be highly motivated as they could take sole possession of fourth place in the ACC standings by winning this contest. The Seminoles have the more potent offense in this matchup (76.3 ppg) and they’re playing at home where they’ve gone a near-perfect 14-1 SU, plus the Noles have a solid defense that allows just 67.8 points per game (81st).
- Average Score For: 76.28
- Field Goals: 44.89%
- Three Points: 33.49%
- Free Throws: 73.74%
- Rebounds: 37.38
- Average Score Against: 67.79
- Field Goals: 41.06
- Three Points: 34.28
- Free Throws: 72.13
- Rebounds: 32.45
Virginia Tech vs FSU NCAAB Betting Trends
- VTech is 2-4-1 ATS in the last 7 games
- VTech is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of VTech’s last 5 games
- FSU is 10-1 SU in the last 11 games
- The total went OVER in 6 of FSU’s last 7 games when playing V Tech
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Virginia Tech vs FSU
Florida State is playing at home and flying high right about now and that doesn’t bode well for Virginia Teach in this ACC clash. I know the Hokies are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, but Virginia tech is also just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record.
Conversely, Florida State has gone 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 Tuesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win. Virginia tech has been held to 70 points or less six times in their last 10 games and they got smacked around by their rivals 91-82 at home on Jan. 20. The bottom line is that I don’t believe the Hokies have the offensive firepower necessary to keep up with the Seminoles in this one.
NCAAB Betting Pick: Florida State 84 Virginia Tech 75