Florida State at Pittsburgh NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/14/2019
Monday, January 14, 2019
Petersen Events Center
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The Florida State Seminoles travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Monday, January 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 4.5 point favorites.
Florida State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 78.4 points per contest while giving up 68.5 per game. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 11-5. They are averaging 77.2 points per game and surrendering 66.6, good for a point differential of 10.6.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 6-8-2 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-4-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/14/18 C Peace Ilegomah Transferred is out for season
Mfiondu Kabengele comes into this contest averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 18.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Terance Mann averages 11.6 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Xavier Johnson averages 17.0 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Trey McGowens averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 76th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 131st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 122nd and 245th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 63rd with 15.0 per game. The Seminoles allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 111th and 161st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 37th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in Division 1. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 320th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 98th in the country with 77.2 points per game this year. They are 138th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 172nd in the nation. They are 80th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 192nd in assists per contest with 13.4. The Panthers are 109th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Panthers surrender 66.6 points per contest, which ranks them 67th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 285th with 37.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 326th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game.
The Seminoles are 89th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7. In terms of pace they are 119th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 172nd. As a team they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Florida State is 95th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 115th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 105.6, which is ranked 149th. They are 84th in D-1 in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 174th. As a unit they are 133rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 285th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida State/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +4.5
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