ACC tournament Round 2: NCAAB betting cheat sheet

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ACC tournament action continues from Greensboro, North Carolina Wednesday.

Florida State Seminoles vs. Clemson Tigers (-2)

Xavier Rathan-Mayes took on a bigger role in December after Aaron Thomas was ruled ineligible for the rest of the season and has prospered while also leading the team in assists (4.4). If the Seminoles are to make a run in the tournament, Montay Brandon (11.9 points, team-high 5.6 rebounds) and Devon Bookert (10.3 points), must come up big as well. Bookert has made a team-best 52 from 3-point range and 7-3 Boris Bojanovsky leads the Seminoles with 42 blocks.

Clemson sophomore Jaron Blossomgame averages 13.1 points and 8.2
rebounds this season after being a non factor in the conference
tournament last March. Second-leading scorer Donte Grantham (8.9) has
shot 26.4 percent from the field the last seven games, but the freshman
averaged 12 points in two games against Florida State. Rod Hall chips in
with 8.6 points and a team-best 3.4 assists while Landry Nnoko matched
his career high by scoring 19 on Saturday.

TRENDS:

* Under is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
* Underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings.
* Seminoles are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall.
* Over is 4-0 in Tigers last four vs. Atlantic Coast.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack (-4)

The Panthers limp into the program’s second ACC Tournament appearance, losing their final three games by a total of 16 points. “We’re a better team than what we played this last week,” Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon said after the Panthers lost 61-52 Saturday at Florida State. Wednesday’s winner takes on second-seed Duke in Thursday’s quarterfinals.

The Wolfpack have allowed more than 65 points once in their past six games in going 5-1, and rank second in the ACC and 13th nationally with 5.5 blocked shots per game. Trevor Lacey leads N.C. State in scoring and is sixth in the conference in scoring at 16.1 points, scoring 19 points Saturday after going 10-of-37 from the field in his previous three games.

TRENDS:

* Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last four vs. Atlantic Coast.
* Wolfpack are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall.
* Over is 11-5 in Panthers last 16 overall.
* Wolfpack are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 neutral site games.

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