Florida State vs Georgia Tech Pick: Saturday, January 30th

Florida State vs Georgia Tech Pick: Saturday, January 30th: Ever since a 77-67 loss at Clemson on Dec 29th, Florida State has been rolling. They’ve won 5 straight including exacting revenge over Clemson defeating them 80-61. They are coming off an easy 81-59 win at home over Miami on Wednesday. They score 79.3 points per game, but their defense can shut teams down, allowing just 67.7 per game, but that number is dropping. This FSU team can score by committee, with 9 players averaging double-digit minutes and no one playing more than leading scorer Senior MJ Walker who plays 29.7 and averages 14.2 points per game, while hitting 45.3% from behind the arc. The only other player scoring double digits is Scottie Barnes at 10.4 points per game, 3rd leading scorer Anthony Polite who averages 9.6 per game and is 53.3% from three, is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury. The Seminoles shoot the ball well, averaging 47.6% from the field, 38.7% from three, and 74.5% from the foul line.

Meanwhile, Georgia Tech is coming off its 2nd straight loss, 75-68 at Duke. It was 68-68 with 1:40 left. Georgia Tech was outrebounded 43-28. They are playing good basketball led by guard Jose Alvarado, who is averaging 18.1 points per game, 4.3 assists, and forward Moses Wright who’s averaging 16.6, and 7.1 boards per game, with both are hitting over 40% from three. Guards Michael Devoe and Jordan Usher also average double-digits for the Yellow Jackets. As a team, they hit 47.1% from the field, 37.7% from three and 71.8% from the stripe.

Florida State vs Georgia Tech Odds

College Basketball Odds Spread
Florida State -3 (-110)
Georgia Tech +3 (-110)
Total 143
Where/When McCamish Pavilion, 4:00 PM ET

Florida State are 8-2 in their last 10 games, and have outscored their opponents by an average of 79.6 to 68.7 in that period. The Seminoles are the 48th ranked offense in the country, putting up an average of 79.3 points per game, which could be one of the reasons why they have gone ‘Over’ the betting total in 7 of their first 12 games this season. As for Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets are 7-3 in their last 10, and have put up an average margin of +8.3 points per game in that stretch.

College Basketball Team ATS Record ATS Margin
Florida State 10-2 +3.8
Georgia Tech 7-5 +1.5