Murray State at Florida State College Basketball Game Picks 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
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Ja Morant and the Murray State Racers head to XL Center to take on the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. Murray State pounded Marquette by a score 83-64 while Florida State beat Vermont 76-69. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 5.5 point favorites.
Murray State comes into this game with an overall record of 25-4. They currently have a point differential of 15.6 as they are averaging 83.3 points per game while giving up 67.7 per contest. Florida State has an overall mark of 25-6. They are averaging 74.9 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Murray State Racers Betting Trends
The Murray State Racers are 20-10-0 against the spread this season
The Murray State Racers are 16-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 16-19-0 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 13-15-3 against the over/under this year
Key Murray State Racers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
03/22/19 F Phil Cofer Foot is questionable Saturday vs Murray State
Ja Morant comes into this game averaging 24.4 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 10.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Leroy Buchanan averages 13.1 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Mfiondu Kabengele scores 13.1 points per contest while playing 21.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Terance Mann averages 11.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Murray State averages 83.3 points per contest, which is 11th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 130th in the nation. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 53rd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 254th with 12.1 per game. The Racers allow 67.7 points per contest, which is 72nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 148th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 38th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State is 111th in the nation with 74.9 points per contest this season. They are 189th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 228th in the NCAA. They are 75th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.4 boards per contest and 234th in assists per game with 12.7. The Seminoles are 132nd in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Seminoles give up 67.2 points per game, which ranks them 61st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 42nd and 117th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 10.0 dimes allowed per game and 66th with 32.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Seminoles are 275th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Racers are 8th in the nation in offensive rating with 116. In terms of pace they are 61st in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 227th in Division 1. Murray State is 283rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Florida State is 159th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Seminoles have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 110th. They are 173rd in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 200th. As a unit they are 144th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 188th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Murray State/Florida State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Murray State +5.5
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