Virginia vs Florida State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Florida State -6.5
The Virginia Cavaliers travel to Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to play the Florida State Seminoles on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 6.5 point favorites.
Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 55.7 points per contest while giving up 48.7 per game. Florida State has an overall mark of 14-2. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 63.4, which is a point differential of 12.9.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-11-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 8-7-1 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
01/08/20 C Balsa Koprivica Back is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Wake Forest
Mamadi Diakite comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Kihei Clark averages 10.1 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Devin Vassell averages 12.3 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Trent Forrest averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 55.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 348th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 327th. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 346th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game, which ranks them 194th and 313th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 280th with 12.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 48.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 7.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in Division 1. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State is 72nd in the country with 76.4 points per game this year. They are 37th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 146th in the nation. They are 280th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game, and 167th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Seminoles are 237th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Seminoles surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 60th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 48th and 170th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 9.1 assists allowed per contest and 89th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Seminoles are 339th in country in forcing turnovers with 18.4 per game.
The Cavaliers are 328th in the nation in offensive rating with 91.5. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 60.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 330th. As a team they are 335th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 156th in Division 1. Virginia is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Florida State is 227th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Seminoles have an offensive rating of 108.7, which is ranked 41st. They are 197th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 63rd. As a unit they are 44th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 218th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Florida State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida State -6.5
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