Indiana Hoosiers vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 12/9/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+2.5)
The Indiana Hoosiers (3-1) are headed to Donald L. Tucker Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Florida State Seminoles (1-0). Indiana opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 140.5.
Indiana steps onto the court with a mark of 3-1 this year. They average 72.8 pts per game (177th in the nation) while hitting 46.0% from the field. The Hoosiers are hitting 29.3% on 3-pointers (17 of 58) and 68.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is collecting 35.3 boards per game and has earned 64 assists this season, which ranks 64th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 11.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.3 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Hoosiers are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.8 personal fouls. They are 94th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 35 relinquished so far this year. The Hoosiers are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.1% (83 of 218) and they surrender 35.0 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 23.0% on shots from downtown and they are 54th in the nation in points per game allowed (61.5).
The Indiana Hoosiers faced the Stanford Cardinal and walked away with a win by a score of 79-63 in their last game. Indiana ended having earned a 52.9% field goal percentage (27 out of 51) and buried 5 out of their 15 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Hoosiers buried 20 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 32 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 dimes for the matchup as well as earning 2 steals and 8 blocked shots. When it comes to defending, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 52.9% from the floor on 27 of 51. Stanford recorded 6 assists and 5 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Cardinal grabbed 25 boards (5 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Stanford finished the game shooting 76.9% at the free throw line by burying 20 of their 26 shots. They also made 5 of their 20 shots from long range.
Armaan Franklin is one guy who saw a lot of action in the game. He ended up walking away with 13 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 40 mins played and collected 8 boards. Franklin finished the contest at 40.0% from the field and totaled 5 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in the matchup for the Hoosiers was Trayce Jackson-Davis. He snagged 6 rebounds and accumulated 2 dimes. He finished 62.5% from the field in this game via 10-of-16 (31 points). When the final whistle blew, Jackson-Davis saw the court for 34 minutes.
Florida State has a win-loss mark of 1-0 so far this season. As an offense, the Seminoles are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks 183rd in the country. Florida State has accumulated 86 pts on the season and they collect 42 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 19 times per contest (36th in D-1) and they turn it over 10 times per game. The Seminoles have committed 16 personal fouls every game and they connect on 71.4% from the charity stripe. The Seminoles defensively are ranked 30th in college basketball in points given up per game with 58. They have conceded 14 dimes and 27 total boards per game, ranking them 200th and 11th in the country. The Florida State defense allows 40.7% on three-point shots (11 of 27) and opponents are converting on 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 24 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.0% from the floor (62nd in college basketball).
In their last game, the Florida State Seminoles walked away with a victory by a final of 86-58 when they faced the North Florida Ospreys. The Seminoles recorded 24 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 41 for the matchup. They also rejected 6 tries while recording 12 steals in this matchup. The Ospreys committed 15 personal fouls in the game which took the Seminoles to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to make 15 of those for a clip of 71.4%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, Florida State converted 7 out of 24 tries (29.2%). When the game finished, the Seminoles finished 32 for 70 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.7%. The Seminoles allowed the Ospreys to make 19 out of their 50 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.0% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 40.7% from beyond the arc by connecting on 11 out of 27 and ended up shooting 9 out of 12 from the charity stripe (75.0%). Concerning rebounds, Florida State allowed North Florida to get 25 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
M.J. Walker ended up having an impact for the Seminoles for the game. He converted 4 of 8 for the matchup giving him a rate of 50.0%, which earned him 17 points. Walker grabbed 4 boards in his 27 mins and earned 2 assists for the contest. An additional guy who saw a lot of court time for Florida State was Balsa Koprivica. He notched 13 points in 17 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 of 8 from the floor in this contest. Koprivica finished going 50.0% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (+2.5)
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