The sixth-ranked Florida State Seminoles (24-4, 14-3 ACC) and their phenomenal offense visit Clemson to play the Tigers (14-13, 8-9 ACC) and their stifling defense. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Florida State Seminoles at Clemson Tigers ATS Odds
In their last matchup, the Tigers lost to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 68-59, while the Seminoles defeated the 11th-ranked Louisville Cardinals, 82-67.
Florida State dominated every facet of the game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.382 (above their season average of 0.223) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 (below their season average of 33.9). For those same stats, Louisville recorded marks of 0.203 and 22.9, respectively. Clemson, meanwhile, forced Georgia Tech into a turnover percentage of 21.9 (above the 17.4 mark opponents have averaged against Clemson this season). Clemson’s Aamir Simms had a good game, contributing 23 points and five rebounds. Florida State rallied around Trent Forrest, who had 16 points and five rebounds.
In their first matchup this year, Devin Vassell led the Seminoles to a 72-53 victory. He was the game’s leading scorer with 14 points. Florida State’s 0.602 effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Clemson, who had a mark of 0.443.
Baskets could be hard to come by as two of the NCAA’s best defenses go head-to-head. Clemson currently ranks 60th in defensive efficiency (95.3) and Florida State is 39th (94.1). Additionally, the Seminoles rank 30th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.8 percent), while the Tigers rank 55th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.1 percent).
Florida State vs. Clemson ATS Pick
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Clemson, ATS Winner – Clemson, O/U – Over
- Florida State ranks 10th in blocks per game (5.5) while Clemson ranks 173rd (2.5).
- The Seminoles rank 12th in assists allowed per game (9.8) while the Tigers rank 91st (11.8).
- The Tigers rank 43rd in three pointers attempted per game (25.7) while the Seminoles rank 185th (21.1).
- Florida State ranks 14th in steals per game (8.9) while Clemson ranks 136th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
- The Seminoles’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.8, down from 10.0 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 69.4 points per game (2.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 61.4 points per game (2.3 below their season average).