Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech (+8)
The Florida State Seminoles (3-0) play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-2) at Donald L. Tucker Center on Tuesday. The spread on this matchup has Florida State as 8-point favorites. The O/U is set at 143.5.
Georgia Tech heads into this one with a win-loss record of 2-2 for the campaign. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.3 fouls per game. As a team, Georgia Tech is pulling down 40.5 boards per contest and has 61 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 174th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Yellow Jackets are shooting 30.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (31 of 102) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They average 86.8 pts per game (32nd in the country) while hitting 43.5% from the field. When they are on defense, the Yellow Jackets have forced 16.8 turnovers every game while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They give up 39.2% from 3-point land and they are 298th in college hoops in points per game allowed (83.0). The Yellow Jackets are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.4% (118 of 266) and they relinquish 40.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 205th in D-1 in allowing assists with 68 surrendered for the year.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets faced off with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and went home with a win by a final score of 75-64 in their last contest. Georgia Tech finished with a 44.8% FG percentage (26 of 58) and knocked down 8 out of their 25 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets buried 15 of 20 tries for a rate of 75.0%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected 32 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 13 assists for this game as well as getting 8 steals and 2 rejections. With respect to defending, Georgia Tech allowed the other team to shoot 44.8% from the field on 26 out of 58. Nebraska earned 14 assists and 3 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Cornhuskers pulled down 38 boards (13 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Nebraska finished the game at 66.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 15 attempts. They also made 8 of their 23 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jose Alvarado is one guy who had an impact for this contest. He recorded 24 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 27 minutes played and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Alvarado finished the game at 58.3% from the floor and also earned 3 assists. One more player that came through in the game for the Yellow Jackets was Moses Wright. He snagged 8 boards and also accounted for 4 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 62.5% from the field in this matchup by shooting 5-of-8 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Wright played for 33 minutes.
Florida State has a win-loss mark of 3-0 for the campaign. Florida State has accounted for 238 pts for the year (79.3 per contest) and they pull in 39.7 boards per contest. The Seminoles commit 18.7 fouls per contest and they go 68.1% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Seminoles are hitting on 43.0% from the field, which has them ranked 237th in D-1. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.3 times per contest (65th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per game. The Seminoles are ranked 92nd in the country in points given up per game with 65.3. They are forcing 19.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.2% from the floor (76th in college basketball). The Florida State defense allows 38.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (25 of 65) and their opposition makes 73.2% of their free throw shots. They give up 12.7 assists and 35.0 boards per contest, ranking them 159th and 146th in the country.
In their last game, the Florida State Seminoles walked away with a victory by a final of 83-71 when they played the Florida Gators. The Seminoles corralled 21 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 26 for the game. They also rejected 4 attempts while earning 8 steals in the game. The Gators committed 24 fouls in the game which took the Seminoles to the charity stripe for a total of 30 tries. They were able to bury 23 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 76.7%. Regarding three-point shots, Florida State converted 8 out of 16 attempts (50.0%). When the game finished, the Seminoles finished the game shooting 26 for 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.1%. The Seminoles permitted the Gators to convert 25 out of 59 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.4% for this contest. They shot 43.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 10 of 23 and ended up going 11 out of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). When discussing rebounding, Florida State permitted Florida to get 29 in total (8 on the offensive side).
M.J. Walker played big minutes for the Seminoles for this contest. He knocked down 2 of 5 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which earned him 17 points. Walker collected 2 boards in his 30 mins played and had 3 dimes for the matchup. Another guy who saw a lot of minutes for Florida State was Scottie Barnes. He walked away with 17 points in 28 minutes on the hardwood by way of 7 out of 10 from the floor for the game. Barnes ended up shooting 70.0% from the field while also contributing 5 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia Tech (+8)
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