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How and what to watch for No. 20 Clemson vs. Florida State

Clemson has been blown out in each of its last two games, while Florida State comes in with a three-game winning streak.

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The Florida State Seminoles celebrate their win over the Louisville Cardinals at KFC Yum! Center. Scott Utterback-USA TODAY Sports

The 20th-ranked Clemson Tigers will look to get back on track after a pair of blowout losses in the past week when they head on the road to face the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, January 23. The game will get started at 3 p.m. ET.

Clemson lost 85-50 at home on January 16, and that was followed up by an 83-65 road loss to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night. Defense has been the specialty for this Tigers team, but they really struggled on that end of the floor in the two losses. Clemson checks in at No. 45 in KenPom and still has the 19th-ranked defense in adjusted efficiency. The Tigers are 9-3 overall and 3-3 in ACC play for ninth place in the conference.

Florida State is riding a three-game winning streak heading into this one after seeing games postponed due to COVID-19 issues. The Seminoles beat the Louisville Cardinals 78-65 on the road earlier this week and improved to 8-2 overall including 4-1 in the conference for a tie for third place. The Seminoles are 19th in KenPom with the 12th-ranked offense in adjusted efficiency.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Clemson vs. Florida State on Saturday, January 23rd at 3:00 p.m. ET on ABC, or you can stream it via this link with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Clemson at Florida State -6.5
Point Total: 136
Money line: Clemson +240, Florida State -305

  • Clemson 10-3 straight up in its last 13 games but 1-5-1 against the spread in its last seven.
  • Clemson hit the over in each of its last five games, and Florida State went over in five of its last six.
  • Florida State is 11-5 against the spread in its last 16 games and is 19-1 straight up in its last 20 home games.

The Best Bet

The Tigers need a win in the worst way, but if they don’t get their defense together it could be a tough game on Saturday versus Florida State. The Seminoles have won three-straight games and are averaging 88.3 points per game. Meanwhile, Clemson is struggling ATS with a record of 1-5-1 in their last seven games.

Pick: Florida State -6.5

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