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How and what to watch for No. 16 Florida State vs. Georgia Tech

FSU is on a hot streak while Georgia Tech is in a bit of a losing skid.

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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 No. 16 Florida State Seminoles (10-2) are rolling along at an impressive rate and they look to stay hot on Saturday afternoon as they head into Atlanta to take on an ACC foe, the 7-5 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

The Seminoles have won five in a row and eight of their last 10 games, the vast majority being won by pretty comfortable margins. In their last five, the slimmest margin of victory was seven points against UNC, but other than that they’ve all been by double digits. FSU’s offense is averaging close to 80 points per game, led by M.J. Walker who averages 14 points per game. The Noles have just two players averaging double figures, so it’s rare that one guy has to take over the game for them to find success. Defensively, Florida State has been solid, holding opponents to an average of less than 70 points per game.

Georgia Tech comes into this matchup after losing two in a row, the first time they’ve had back-to-back losses since the first two games of the season. The Yellow Jackets are averaging 77 points per game. They’re led by two prolific scorers, Jose Alvarado and Moses Wright, who average 18 and 17 points per game, respectively. They also have two other players averaging low double figures each game. The issue GT has is on defense, they’re giving up over 72 points per contest and KenPom currently has them ranked as the 86th best defense in the nation, which ranks in the bottom half of the ACC.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Florida State vs. Georgia Tech on Saturday, January 30th at 4:00 p.m. ET on ACC Network, or you can watch via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN 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: Florida State -4.5
Point total: 143.5
Money line: Florida State -205, Georgia Tech +165

The Best Bet

Both the Seminoles and the Yellow Jackets have consistently hit the 70’s on the scoreboard this season, making the OVER the favorable play for this one.

Pick: Over 143.5

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