College Basketball Picks 1/5/21

**Clemson -4.5 vs NC State: Clemson has covered all but one of their 7 home games whil NC State’s lone road game was a double digit ATS loss to St.Louis. Clemson’s Aamir Sims is playing well averaging over 13 points and nearly 6 rebounds per game. The injury to NC State’s big man many Bates is a concern – he’s only practiced lightly this week and is a game time decision. If he’s less than 100%, that will further compromise NC State on the boards and defensively.  

**Alabama -2.5 vs Florida: The Gators are 4-0 ATS when scoring over 80 points and 0-2 ATS when scoring less than 80. Alabama’s defense is only improving as the season rolls along and they utterly frustrated a strong Tennessee squad on the road a few days ago. Will the Gators get near 80 points in this game to sustain their pattern of ATS wins? I do not believe they do. I’ll take the slight home favorite here.

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