Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Florida State -6.5
The Syracuse Orange head to Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to take on the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 6.5 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 68.3 per contest. Florida State has an overall record of 20-4. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 10-14-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 15-8-1 against the over/under this year
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 11-12-1 against the spread this season
The Florida State Seminoles are 14-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out for season
02/12/20 F Elijah Hughes Groin left last game, is questionable
01/06/20 F Robert Braswell Leg is out for season
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elijah Hughes comes into this game averaging 18.6 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Buddy Boeheim averages 16.3 points per contest in 36.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Devin Vassell scores 13.4 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Trent Forrest averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 74.0 points per contest, which is 102nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 187th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 136th in the nation. They average 35.8 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 157th and 66th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 314th with 11.5 per game. The Orange allow 68.3 points per contest, which is 150th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 77th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 250th, and they allow 16.9 assists per game which puts them in 342nd place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State is 80th in the nation with 75.1 points per contest this season. They are 73rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 55th in the NCAA. They are 236th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 160th in assists per game with 13.3. The Seminoles are 167th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Seminoles give up 65.1 points per game, which ranks them 67th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 57th and 172nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 90th with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Seminoles are 339th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per contest this year.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 108.4, which is ranked 41st. They are 257th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 121st. As a unit they are 99th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 41st in D-1. Syracuse is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Florida State is 178th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Seminoles have an offensive rating of 106.6, which is ranked 77th. They are 162nd in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 78th. As a unit they are 68th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 228th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Florida State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse +6.5
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