Southern Miss at Florida State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Donald L. Tucker Center
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles travel to Donald L. Tucker Center to play the Florida State Seminoles on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 8 point favorites.
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Southern Miss comes into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 74.6 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. Florida State has an overall record of 10-1. They are averaging 83.9 points per game and surrendering 66.5, good for a point differential of 17.4.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 6-2 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
11/25/17 C Christ Koumadje Lower Body is out indefinitely
Tyree Griffin averages 15.6 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Cortez Edwards averages 17.4 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Phil Cofer averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Terance Mann averages 16.1 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 152nd and 123rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 136th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 96th place in the country. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in college basketball. Southern Miss averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 191st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 123rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 222nd in D-1. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 313th and 86th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 8.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Seminoles surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 70th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 38th in those defensive statistics. They rank 33rd with 10.7 assists allowed per contest, and 219th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Seminoles are 326th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per game this season. Florida State is 34th in Division 1 with 83.9 points per game this year. They are 34th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 17.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 164th in the nation. They are 58th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game and 45th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Seminoles are 154th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Golden Eagles are 86th in the country in defensive rating with 95.1, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 105th. They are 293rd in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 163rd. As a unit they are 190th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in D-1. Southern Miss is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 206th in the country.
Florida State is 202nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 13th in the nation. The Seminoles are 52nd in the country in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 89.5 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 53rd in Division 1 with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 45th. As a team they are 69th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 198th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/Florida State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida State -8
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