Clemson Tigers vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (-3.5)
Donald L. Tucker Center is the site where and the Florida State Seminoles (8-2) will take on the Clemson Tigers (9-3) on Saturday. Florida State opens this contest as 3.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 139.5.
Clemson enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 9-3 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.8 fouls per game. As a unit, Clemson is pulling down 32.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 153 assists on the year, which ranks 193rd in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Tigers are shooting 33.9% on three-point shots (96 of 283) and 73.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 66.5 points per contest (284th in D-1) on 43.2% from the field. Defensively, the Tigers are able to force 16.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.3 personal fouls. The Tigers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.6% (266 of 624) and they surrender 32.7 boards per game as a unit. They rank 137th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 141 relinquished for the campaign. They give up 36.0% from 3-point land and they are 24th in the country in PPG allowed (62.0).
The Clemson Tigers faced off with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and took a loss by a score of 83-65 in their last game. Clemson wrapped up the game having earned a 52.1% FG percentage (25 of 48) and made 9 out of their 18 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Tigers knocked down 6 of 7 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Regarding hauling in boards, they compiled 26 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists in this contest as well as earning 6 steals and 3 rejections. Pertaining to defense, Clemson allowed the other team to go 52.1% from the field on 25 of 48 shooting. Georgia Tech recorded 21 dimes and had 11 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Yellow Jackets grabbed 17 boards (4 offensive, 13 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Georgia Tech shot 62.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 5 of their 8 attempts. They converted 16 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Aamir Simms is someone who was a major contributor for the game. He recorded 19 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 mins and snagged 5 boards. Simms ended up going 69.2% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Tigers was Clyde Trapp. He grabbed 7 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He ended up shooting 66.7% from the field in the game by hitting 6-of-9 (14 points). When the game finished, Trapp played for 32 min.
Florida State has a win-loss record of 8-2 so far this season. The Seminoles commit 18.6 fouls per game and they hit 74.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.2 times per contest (84th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.6 times per contest. Florida State has accounted for 790 pts so far this year (79.0 per contest) and they average 35.8 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Seminoles are hitting on 47.1% from the field, which is ranked 75th in the nation. The Seminoles defensively are ranked 151st in college hoops in PPG given up with 69.2. They are able to force 14.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.9% from the field (86th in Division 1). The Florida State defense concedes 35.2% on shots from distance (80 of 227) and opponents are knocking down 75.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 11.5 dimes and 32.2 boards per contest, which is ranked 83rd and 66th in D-1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Florida State Seminoles got the victory with a final of 78-65 against the Louisville Cardinals. The Seminoles were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the matchup. They also rejected 5 shots while recording 8 steals for this game. The Cardinals committed 13 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Seminoles to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to convert 7 of the free throws for a percentage of 70.0%. With respect to shots from distance, Florida State knocked down 9 of their 21 tries (42.9%). Overall, the Seminoles walked away from this one shooting 31 for 62 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Seminoles permitted the Cardinals to make 25 out of 57 tries from the field which had them at 43.9% for the contest. They finished 25.0% from 3-point land by going 4 of 16 and finished the game at 11 of 18 at the free throw line (61.1%). When talking about rebounding, Florida State allowed Louisville to collect 33 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Raiquan Gray ended up being important for the Seminoles in the matchup. He buried 7 of 12 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which got him 17 points. Gray totaled 8 boards in his 30 minutes and had 2 assists in this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Florida State was Wyatt Wilkes. He racked up 13 points in 16 minutes on the court via 5 of 8 from the floor in the matchup. Wilkes ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor as well as totaling 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida State (+3.5)
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