Saturday, February 18, 2017
Petersen Events Center
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The Florida State Seminoles travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 5.5 point favorites.
The Seminoles come into this game with an overall record of 21-5 and a road record of 2-4. They are 13-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-10. The Panthers have an overall record of 14-12 and a home record of 10-5. They have an over/under record of 12-13 and they are 10-13 against the spread.
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Dwayne Bacon comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Seminoles. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Jonathan Isaac averages 12.7 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for Florida State. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Michael Young averages 20.6 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jamel Artis averages 19.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Florida State averages 84.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 98th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game which ranks them 59th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 73rd with 12.1 per game. The Seminoles allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 34th and 74th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 155th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 61st place in the country. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 76.2 points per game this year which ranks them 90th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 104th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 70th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 148th and 61st respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 76th with 12.1 per game. The Panthers allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 260th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 233rd and 207th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 111th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 304th place in the nation. The Panthers force 10 turnovers per game which ranks them 346th in college basketball.
The Seminoles average 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 92 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20 per contest. The Seminoles have an offensive rating of 114.8 and they assist on 49.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Florida State turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.9%. The Seminoles give up 72 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 78.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.3 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 109.6 and 58.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30%. The Panthers give up 78.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 13-10 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 14-10 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-13 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-13 against the over/under
Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
01/16/17 F Ryan Luther Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +5.5
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