Florida State vs South Florida College Basketball Game Picks 12/21/2019
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs South Florida Bulls
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: South Florida +9.5
The Florida State Seminoles head to BB&T Center to take on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 9.5 point favorites.
Florida State heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 76.5 points per contest while giving up 63.0 per game. South Florida has an overall mark of 6-5. They are averaging 64.8 points per contest and giving up 60.9, which is a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 6-5-0 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 6-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 7-4-0 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 4-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Personal has left team
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
Devin Vassell comes into this game averaging 12.3 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 66%. Trent Forrest averages 12.0 points per contest in 30.9 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
David Collins scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Laquincy Rideau averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 44%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State averages 76.5 points per contest, which is 96th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 61st. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 138th in the nation. They average 35.0 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 225th and 229th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 198th with 13.4 per game. The Seminoles allow 63.0 points per contest, which is 60th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 94th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd, and they allow 8.7 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the country. They force 18.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 334th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida is 310th in the nation with 64.8 points per contest this season. They are 251st in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 191st in the NCAA. They are 281st in D-1 in rebounding with 33.6 boards per contest and 333rd in assists per game with 10.0. The Bulls are 70th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Bulls give up 60.9 points per game, which ranks them 31st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 287th and 326th in those defensive statistics. They rank 60th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 29.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 326th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.8 per contest this year.
The Seminoles are 59th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.5. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 82nd. As a team they are 61st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 213th in Division 1. Florida State is 190th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
South Florida is 44th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 97.1, which is ranked 271st. They are 321st in D-1 in pace with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 228th. As a unit they are 273rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 125th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida State/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida State -9.5
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