Boston College Eagles vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College (+19)
Donald L. Tucker Center is the site where and the Florida State Seminoles (14-4) will take on the Boston College Eagles (4-13) on Wednesday. Florida State opens this matchup as 19-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 153.
Boston College steps onto the court with a mark of 4-13 for the season. They are turning it over 12.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Boston College is grabbing 33.1 boards per game and has racked up 201 assists on the year, which ranks 302nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Eagles are connecting on 33.3% on shots from 3-point land (158 of 474) and 70.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 72.7 pts per game (144th in the country) while shooting 42.6% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Eagles have forced 13.6 turnovers every game while drawing 17.7 fouls. They give up 33.8% on shots from downtown and they are 326th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (78.3). The Eagles defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 48.9% (499 of 1,021) and they concede 37.4 boards per contest as a team. They rank 118th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 241 relinquished for the year.
The Boston College Eagles played the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and earned the victory with a final of 94-90 in their last contest. Boston College finished the contest having earned a 52.5% FG percentage (31 of 59) and made 9 of their 19 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Eagles buried 23 of their 32 attempts for a percentage of 71.9%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 13 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In terms of the defense, Boston College allowed the other team to go 58.5% from the field on 38 of 65 shooting. Notre Dame recorded 17 assists and had 2 steals in the game. Moreover, Notre Dame grabbed 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Notre Dame ended up going 70.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of 10 shots. They also made 7 of 23 tries from three-point range.
Jay Heath is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He played 38 minutes played and also collected 1 rebound. Heath ended up going 54.5% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Someone else that had an impact in this game for the Eagles was DeMarr Langford. He snagged 6 rebounds in 36 minutes played. He went 41.7% from the floor for the game by hitting 5-of-12 (19 points). Overall, Langford accounted for 2 assists.
Florida State has a record of 14-4 on the year. The Seminoles commit 18.2 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.1 times per contest (67th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.4 times per contest. Florida State has 1,426 points on the campaign (79.2 per contest) and they collect 37.6 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Seminoles are connecting on 47.1% from the field, which is 55th in Division 1. The Seminoles defensively are ranked 161st in the nation in points per game surrendered with 69.7. The Florida State defense gives up 33.6% on three-point shots (140 of 417) and their opponents are converting on 75.8% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 11.7 assists and 32.3 boards per contest, which ranks them 88th and 68th in Division 1. They are forcing 13.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.1% from the floor (31st in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Florida State Seminoles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-70 when they faced the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Seminoles corralled 16 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards totaling 32 for this contest. They turned the ball over 17 times, while getting 16 steals in this contest. The Tar Heels had 18 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Seminoles to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 65.0%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Florida State made 5 out of their 17 tries (29.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Seminoles ended up going 26 out of 67 from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.8%. The Seminoles allowed the Tar Heels to make 23 out of 60 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 38.3% in this matchup. They went 21.7% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 23 and finished the contest at 27 out of 30 at the charity stripe (90.0%). In reference to rebounding, Florida State permitted North Carolina to get 38 overall (17 on the offensive glass).
Raiquan Gray was important for the Seminoles in the game. He made 5 of 12 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. Gray scored 17 points in his 32 mins on the court and tallied 2 assists for this game. An additional guy who came through for Florida State was M.J. Walker. He finished this one with 2 assists in his 29 minutes played, and he converted 3 out of 9 from the floor. Walker ended the game having shot 33.3% from the floor while contributing 9 points and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston College (+19)
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