Pittsburgh at Florida State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/18/2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Donald L. Tucker Center
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Donald L. Tucker Center to play the Florida State Seminoles on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 21.5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-19. They currently have a point differential of -9.7 as they are averaging 62.8 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Florida State has an overall record of 18-8. They are averaging 82.8 points per game and surrendering 73.4, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-11 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-18 against the over/under this year
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 13-9 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 14-9 against the over/under this year
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
01/12/18 F Ryan Luther Foot is out for season
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Carr averages 10.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jared Wilson-Frame averages 12.6 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Terance Mann averages 14.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Phil Cofer averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh averages 62.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 345th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 320th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 301st in the country. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 332nd and 252nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 41st with 14.8 per game. The Panthers allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 180th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 185th and 98th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 290th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 311th place in college basketball. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State is 25th in the country with 82.8 points per game this year. They are 48th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 131st in college basketball. They are 30th in the nation in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game, and 60th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Seminoles are 179th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Seminoles surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 210th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 109th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 194th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Seminoles are 270th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Panthers are 337th in the nation in offensive rating with 93.6, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 298th. In terms of pace they are 320th in the country with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 287th. As a team they are 282nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 15th in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 169th in the nation.
Florida State is 254th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 51st in the nation. The Seminoles are 49th in the country in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 87th. In terms of pace they are 49th in Division 1 with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 75th. As a team they are 85th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 180th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Florida State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Florida State -21.5
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