North Florida Ospreys vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Florida Ospreys vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: North Florida (+25)
The Florida State Seminoles (0-0) play the North Florida Ospreys (0-3) at Donald L. Tucker Center on Wednesday. Florida State opens this matchup as 25-point favorites. The total opens at 149.
North Florida enters this one with a mark of 0-3 this season. They are giving up possession 19.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, North Florida is collecting 36.0 boards per contest and has racked up 36 dimes on the season, which is 73rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Ospreys are hitting 33.7% on shots from downtown (29 of 86) and 71.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 59.0 points per contest (234th in the nation) while connecting on 35.6% from the floor. Defensively, the Ospreys are able to force 10.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.0 fouls. They rank 347th in the nation in giving up assists with 53 surrendered this year. The Ospreys defense is giving up a FG percentage of 45.5% (92 of 202) and they concede 43.0 boards per game as a unit. They relinquish 29.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 306th in the nation in points per game allowed (81.0).
The North Florida Ospreys played the Miami Hurricanes and took a loss by a final of 77-59 in their last contest. North Florida ended the contest having earned a 31.3% field goal percentage (21 of 67) and knocked down 12 of their 40 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Ospreys made 5 of their 8 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. When talking about rebounding, they earned a total of 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 dimes for this game in addition to having 8 steals and 6 blocks. With respect to defense, North Florida allowed the other team to shoot 31.3% from the floor on 21 out of 67. Miami recorded 18 dimes and 11 steals for this game. Additionally, the Hurricanes collected 44 boards (8 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Miami went 60.9% from the charity stripe by converting 14 of their 23 shots. They also converted 5 out of their 16 tries from long range.
Carter Hendricksen is one guy who saw a lot of action in this matchup. He racked up 21 points on 7 out of 22 shooting. He played 37 mins and also totaled 4 rebounds. Hendricksen finished shooting 31.8% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Ospreys was Josh Endicott. He collected 7 boards and also had 3 assists. He finished 25.0% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 2-of-8 (5 points). When all was said and done, Endicott played 32 min.
In their last game of last season, the Florida State Seminoles went home victorious with a score of 80-62 against the Boston College Eagles. The Seminoles were able to corral 30 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this contest. They also stuffed 3 attempts while earning 9 steals for the game. The Eagles were called for 17 personal fouls in this contest which got the Seminoles to the charity stripe for 22 shots. They were able to convert 13 of them for a percentage of 59.1%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Florida State made 5 of their 26 tries (19.2%). Overall, the Seminoles finished the game shooting 31 for 73 from the floor which had them at 42.5%. The Seminoles allowed the Eagles to make 19 of 57 attempts from the field which left them shooting 33.3% for the matchup. They finished 27.3% from three-point range by shooting 9 out of 33 and ended up shooting 15 out of 24 at the charity stripe (62.5%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Florida State allowed Boston College to grab 33 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
M.J. Walker was off the mark for the Seminoles for the matchup. He knocked down 2 out of 7 for the matchup giving him a rate of 28.6%, which gave him 5 points. Walker pulled down 2 rebounds in his 22 minutes played and tallied 2 dimes in the matchup. One more player who saw a lot of action for Florida State was Trent Forrest. He finished with 6 points in 20 minutes on the court via 2 of 7 from the floor in this contest. Forrest ended up shooting 28.6% from the floor while contributing 3 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Florida (+25)
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