O'Sullivan's Tuesday 1.4 ACC Basketball Picks: Florida State vs. Wake Forest, Virginia vs. Clemson

Florida State is going to have to do it on the defensive end, if it hopes to slow down Wake Forest.

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O'Sullivan's Tuesday 1.4 ACC Basketball Picks: Florida State vs. Wake Forest, Virginia vs. Clemson

Florida State Seminoles at Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 7 pm Eastern, Virginia Cavaliers at Clemson Tigers, 9 pm Eastern.

Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 ACC season so far: 22-25, -$146.39

Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 Ivy League season so far: 21-19, +$48.17

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Florida State Seminoles at Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 7 pm Eastern

The Pick: Wake Forest -115, bet $11.50 to win $10; total over 145.5 (-110), bet $11 to win $10

Wake Forest is 8-0 at home this season, never scoring under 77 points. The Demon Deacons are on a two-game losing streak, but they’re returning to Winston-Salem which should be a comfort. Florida State is 0-3 against the spread on the road, but the moneyline price is cheap enough so I won’t have to worry about points. Unless I’m talking about the total - Wake averages 80.5 points per game and is a top-40 adjusted offense; Florida State averages 74.9. I think the over is safe, here.

Virginia Cavaliers at Clemson Tigers, 9 pm Eastern

The Pick: Clemson -166, bet $20 to win $12.05

Clemson beat Virginia less than two weeks ago, 67-50, in Virginia’s own gym. That was the last game Clemson played. An argument can be made that due to that comfortable victory the Tigers will take the Cavaliers lightly tonight, but I disagree. First of all, the Tigers have won four in a row; they’ll want to keep that going. More intangibly, however, historically, Clemson basketball has been looked down upon by the typical ACC powers. But the problem is that despite their recent success, Virginia thinks they’re a power but they’re not, not really. Teams like Clemson have a chip on their shoulder about teams like Virginia, so just because they beat them before Christmas doesn’t mean they won’t want to teach them another lesson tonight. Virginia is not the same team it was just a couple of years ago. Clemson will remind them of that tonight.

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