Florida Gators vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida (+3)
The Florida Gators (3-0) travel to Donald L. Tucker Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Florida State Seminoles (2-0). The line on this game has Florida State as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 140.5.
Florida comes into this one with a mark of 3-0 so far this season. They cough up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 23.0 fouls every game. As a unit, Florida is snagging 37.7 rebounds per game and has earned 40 assists for the season, which is 235th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Gators are shooting 36.4% on 3-pointers (20 of 55) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 84.0 points per outing (51st in the nation) while connecting on 50.0% from the field. On the defensive end, the Gators are forcing 19.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.7 fouls. They are giving up 31.0% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 38th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (59.7). The Gators defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 35.0% (56 of 160) and they concede 33.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 58th in the country in allowing assists with 32 relinquished so far this season.
The Florida Gators faced the Stetson Hatters and went home with a win by a final score of 86-40 in their last contest. Florida finished the game with a 45.2% field goal percentage (28 of 62) and knocked down 9 of 23 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Gators converted 21 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 87.5%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 39 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 17 assists in this game as well as earning 8 steals and 6 rejections. In relation to defending, Florida allowed 45.2% from the floor on 28 of 62. Stetson distributed 6 assists and 5 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Hatters grabbed 29 rebounds (11 offensive, 18 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Stetson went 66.7% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of 24 shots. They made 4 out of their 23 tries from 3-point land.
Tre Mann is someone who played a role for this game. He accounted for 10 points on 3 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 mins and also pulled down 2 boards. Mann finished shooting 37.5% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this matchup for the Gators was Scottie Lewis. He snagged 10 rebounds and also tallied 6 assists. He finished shooting 40.0% from the floor in this game by connecting on 2-of-5 (10 points). In all, Lewis played 24 minutes.
Florida State has a mark of 2-0 for the year. Florida State has totaled 155 points on the season (77.5 per contest) and they pull in 43.0 boards per contest. The Seminoles are committing 19.0 fouls per game and they connect on 61.9% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Seminoles are hitting on 41.0% from the field, which is 278th in college basketball. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.0 times per contest (88th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 10.0 times per game. The Seminoles on defense are ranked 60th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 62.5. The Florida State defense surrenders 35.7% on 3-point shots (15 of 42) and their opponents are connecting on 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 12.0 dimes and 35.5 boards every game, which ranks 127th and 153rd in Division 1. They are forcing 19.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.4% from the floor (48th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Florida State Seminoles went home victorious with a score of 69-67 against the Indiana Hoosiers. The Seminoles recorded 25 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for this game. They rejected 4 tries while earning 8 steals for this game. The Hoosiers had 17 personal fouls in this contest which took the Seminoles to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 52.4%. In regard to three-point attempts, Florida State buried 8 out of their 20 attempts (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Seminoles shot 25 out of 69 from the floor which had them at 36.2%. The Seminoles permitted the Hoosiers to knock down 21 of 57 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 36.8% in the matchup. They finished 26.7% from downtown by hitting 4 out of 15 and ended up shooting 21 out of 28 at the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to how they rebounded, Florida State allowed Indiana to collect 40 in total (13 offensive).
M.J. Walker ended up playing a lot for the Seminoles in this contest. He knocked down 6 out of 15 in this matchup for a rate of 40.0%, which earned him 19 points. Walker snagged 2 boards in his 41 minutes and had 2 assists in this contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Florida State was Raiquan Gray. He totaled 12 points in 31 minutes played via 5 out of 10 shooting in this matchup. Gray ended up shooting 50.0% from the field in addition to collecting 4 assists and 9 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida (+3)
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