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Virginia Tech Favored to Win Rematch Against Florida State in College Basketball Showdown

In this article, two college basketball programs, Virginia Tech and Florida State, are preparing to face each other in a game taking place in Virginia. Florida State is coming off a loss to Virginia in their previous game, while Virginia Tech also suffered a defeat against Notre Dame. Historically, Florida State has a 37-24 advantage in the all-time series between the teams and won their previous matchup earlier this season. Virginia Tech is currently favored to win the upcoming game with a -5 point spread, and the betting line has remained unchanged.

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  • Moneyline: Seminoles +180 | Hokies -220
  • Spread: Seminoles +5 (-110) | Hokies -5 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 152 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Virginia Tech will win straight-up is 69%.

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Florida St. Seminoles

In their recent game against Virginia, Florida State put up a strong fight but ultimately fell short at home. Despite trailing by as many as 10 points in the first half, the Seminoles were able to narrow the margin to four at halftime. However, they were unable to catch up in the second half, falling behind by as many as 12 points and never getting closer than two. Florida State shot 51.1% from the field but struggled from three-point range, making only two of 16 attempts. Virginia capitalized on their shooting opportunities, shooting 50% in the contest. Jamir Watkins led the Seminoles with 21 points before fouling out.

With an overall record of 13-10, Florida State currently holds fifth place in the ACC with a 7-5 conference play record this season. Offensively, the team averages 76.6 points per game, ranking 106th in the country for scoring offense. They pull down an average of 34.7 rebounds per game and dish out 12.4 assists per contest. However, the Seminoles struggle on the defensive end, allowing an average of 74.3 points per game, ranking them 254th in scoring defense. Darin Green Jr. is the second-leading scorer on the team, averaging 11.7 points per game. Other key contributors include Jamir Watkins, Primo Spears, and Cam Corhen.

Overall as a team, Florida State shoots 44.7% from the field and makes an average of 6.1 three-pointers per game at a 31.5% shooting percentage. Free throws have been a weakness for the Seminoles, with a dismal 69.2% success rate. They have a power ranking of 192, ranking 109th in offense and 242nd in defense. With a record of 13-10 this season, they have a 12-10-1 against the spread record. Defensively, they allow opponents to shoot 44.08% from the field and 68.53% from the free-throw line. They allow an average of 32.85% from three-point range and grab an average of 37.18 defensive rebounds per game.

Overall, while Florida State has shown strength in scoring and rebounding, their defensive performance and free-throw shooting have been areas of weakness.

Virginia Tech Hokies Analysis

Virginia Tech recently suffered their third consecutive loss against Notre Dame. The team's overall record is 13-10, and they currently rank 11th in the ACC with a 5-7 conference record. In their game against Notre Dame, Virginia Tech held a lead in the first half but ultimately lost by a score of 60-51. They shot 43.9% from the field and lost the rebounding battle 34-28. Hunter Cattoor was the leading scorer for the Hokies with 18 points.

Offensively, Virginia Tech ranks 187th in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 74 points per game. They also average 32.5 rebounds and 15.3 assists per game. Defensively, they are 113th in scoring defense, allowing 69.4 points per game. Lynn Kidd is a key player for the team, averaging 13 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Sean Pedulla and Hunter Cattoor are also important contributors on offense.

Overall, Virginia Tech shoots 46.5% from the field and 36.1% from beyond the arc. They excel at the free throw line, making 78.9% of their attempts. It should be noted that Mekhi Long is currently injured and has not played since January 20.

In terms of power rankings, Virginia Tech is ranked 213th. Their offense is ranked 178th, while their defense is ranked 109th. They have a record of 13-10 (10-13 ATS). Florida State has had a 2-1 advantage in their recent matchups against Virginia Tech. The Hokies shoot 46.64% from the field, 79.08% from the free throw line, and 36.19% from three-point range. They average 32.73 rebounds per game and 15.36 offensive assists. On defense, they allow 43.94% field goals and 72.36% free throws. They allow 33.41% of three-point attempts and average 31.50 defensive rebounds per game. Finally, they average 12.41 defensive assists and 12.14 turnovers per game.

Virginia Tech's Strong Home Record and Florida State's Struggles Set the Stage for an Intense Matchup

Both teams have encountered difficulties in recent games. Virginia Tech's losing streak of three games prior to this contest is concerning, as is Florida State's performance of dropping three out of four games, barely avoiding a four-game losing streak with a narrow victory over Boston College. An aspect of the game that could potentially influence the outcome is Florida State's struggles at the free throw line this season, where Virginia Tech has demonstrated proficiency. A mere three-point difference in the previous matchup, which occurred in Tallahassee, suggests a closely contested game. Although Florida State has accrued a record of 4-3 on the road, their most significant triumph has been against Miami, a team placed 71st in the KenPom rankings. On the other hand, Virginia Tech boasts a commendable home record of 10-2 and holds an advantage at the free throw line. Considering these factors, it is reasonable to predict that the Hokies will seize a victory in order to split the season series.

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