Florida State at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Florida State Seminoles head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 9.5 point favorites.
Florida State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 12.9 as they are averaging 81.3 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 12-0. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 51.4, good for a point differential of 23.3.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 5-8-0 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 6-6-1 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 9-3-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Terance Mann comes into this game averaging 13.1 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Mfiondu Kabengele averages 11.8 points per contest in 18.2 minutes per game. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kyle Guy scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. De'Andre Hunter averages 14.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State averages 81.3 points per contest, which is 51st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 89th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 184th in the nation. They average 37.1 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 129th and 251st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 52nd with 15.3 per game. The Seminoles allow 68.4 points per contest, which is 103rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 131st and 120th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.0 rebounds a game which ranks 31st, and they allow 9.9 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the country. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 331st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 169th in the nation with 74.7 points per contest this season. They are 66th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 23.3. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the NCAA. They are 258th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.7 boards per contest and 94th in assists per game with 15.1. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per contest with 8.6. The Cavaliers give up 51.4 points per game, which ranks them 1st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.0 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 29.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 138th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Seminoles are 60th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 125th. As a team they are 93rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 264th in Division 1. Florida State is 93rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 349th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 119.5, which is ranked 5th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 62.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 47th. As a unit they are 24th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida State/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida State +9.5
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