Florida State at Virginia NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Florida State Seminoles travel to Spectrum Center to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 8.5 point favorites.
Florida State comes into this game with an overall record of 25-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 75.8 points per game while giving up 67.3 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 28-2. They are averaging 72.1 points per game and surrendering 54.6, good for a point differential of 17.6.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 15-17-0 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 13-15-3 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 23-8-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mfiondu Kabengele comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 20.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Terance Mann averages 11.5 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Kyle Guy averages 15.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. De'Andre Hunter averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State averages 75.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 100th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 167th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 248th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 75th and 201st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 122nd with 13.5 per game. The Seminoles allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 140th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd and they give up 10.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in Division 1. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 188th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 29th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 17.6. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They are 184th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 83rd in assists per contest with 14.6. The Cavaliers are 350th in turnovers per game with 9.1. The Cavaliers surrender 54.6 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 8.8 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 29.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 25th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game.
The Seminoles are 97th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 146th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 180th. As a team they are 131st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 181st in Division 1. Florida State is 163rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 117.5, which is ranked 4th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 61.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 20th. As a unit they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 175th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida State/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -8.5
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