Florida State vs Virginia predictions 1/28/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia -1.5
The Florida State Seminoles head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 1.5 point favorites.
Florida State comes into this game with an overall record of 17-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.4 as they are averaging 76.0 points per game while giving up 64.6 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 13-6. They are averaging 56.0 points per game and surrendering 50.4, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 8-10-1 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 11-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-13-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
01/27/20 F Patrick Williams Toe is questionable Tuesday vs Virginia
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
01/27/20 G Kody Stattmann Undisclosed is questionable Tuesday vs Florida State
Trent Forrest averages 11.8 points per contest in 32.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Devin Vassell comes into this game averaging 13.1 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Kihei Clark averages 10.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 5.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Mamadi Diakite scores 13.2 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Seminoles allow 64.6 points per contest which is 65th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 186th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 97th, and they allow 9.5 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in D-1. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 344th in Division 1. Florida State averages 76.0 points per contest, which is 71st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 60th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 79th in the nation. They average 33.8 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 269th and 135th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 157th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 50.4 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 8.5 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 30.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 138th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest. Virginia is 348th in the country with 56.0 points per contest this season. They are 329th in D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 345th in the country. They are 195th in the nation in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 307th in assists per game with 11.2. The Cavaliers are 251st in turnovers per contest with 12.5.
The Seminoles are 63rd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5. In terms of pace they are 174th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 74th. As a team they are 56th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 209th in Division 1. Florida State is 177th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 89th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 91.6, which is ranked 331st. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 60.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 332nd. As a unit they are 338th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 171st in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Florida State +1.5 and over 114 total points
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