Florida State vs Miami Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami +7
The Florida State Seminoles travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 7 point favorites.
Florida State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.4 as they are averaging 75.1 points per game while giving up 62.6 per contest. Miami has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 72.1 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 8-8-1 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
01/16/20 C Balsa Koprivica Back is out indefinitely
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/08/20 F Keith Stone Knee is out indefinitely
Devin Vassell comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Trent Forrest averages 11.8 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Chris Lykes averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kameron McGusty averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State averages 75.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 98th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 133rd in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 283rd and 180th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 223rd with 13.1 per game. The Seminoles allow 62.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 55th and 137th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 74th and they give up 9.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in Division 1. They force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 339th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 159th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 128th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 94th in the nation. They are 302nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game, and 327th in assists per contest with 10.6. The Hurricanes are 326th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Hurricanes surrender 72.6 points per contest, which ranks them 260th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 283rd and 193rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 302nd with 14.9 assists allowed per contest and 316th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 49th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game.
The Seminoles are 62nd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.6. In terms of pace they are 229th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 75th. As a team they are 59th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 206th in Division 1. Florida State is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 313th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 104.3, which is ranked 118th. They are 251st in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 128th. As a unit they are 138th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 220th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida State/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +7
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