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Tuesday night, the No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies (22-6) take on the No. 14 Florida State Seminoles (23-6). Virginia Tech is coming off of a huge home win against Duke and is trying to maintain its momentum heading into the ACC tournament. FSU has won its last six home games and is currently a 4-point favorite in this game, according to the FanDuel Sportsbook.
It's always good to get an expert opinion before wagering anything on a close matchup like this. Here's what some experts from around the industry are saying about Tuesday's ACC showdown.
Virginia Tech vs Florida State Basketball Predictions
#NCAAB Predictions for the #VirginiaTech vs #FSU matchup:— Daily Sports Predictions (@DSPredictions) March 5, 2019
ESPN's BPI: Virginia Tech: 43.9% | Florida State: 56.1%
Sports Chat Place: Florida State -4
| https://t.co/b0NoOyhV6fhttps://t.co/8yH32ayHgj: Virginia Tech +4.5
ESPN Basketball Power Index
The ESPN supercomputer in Bristol is giving the edge to the home team. The formula gives Florida State a 56.1-percent chance at coming away with the moneyline win.
Sports Chat Place
The folks at Sports Chat Place are taking the home team to both win and cover the spread Tuesday night. They call out that the Seminoles are one of the hotter teams of late and have held opponents to under 40-percent shooting over their last five games.
The Spread's Dereck Patrick thinks the Hokies can build off the confidence from their big win over Duke on Feb. 26. Patrick predicts this game will go down to the wire and is taking Virginia Tech with the points.
John Laureno, of Cappers Picks, is expecting a Florida State cover tonight. He acknowledges the tough Hokies defense, but thinks that the size of the Florida State bigs will open things up enough to give the Seminoles a win and a cover.
Guy Bruhn is on Florida State covering tonight. Bruhn has plenty of stats that showcase Virginia Tech's talented offense and defense, but mainly points to Florida State's home-court advantage being too much for the Hokies to overcome.
Overall, every expert likes Florida State straight up. Only one is taking Virginia Tech with the points, as the other three think the Seminoles will cover the 4-point spread.
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