Colorado Buffaloes vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 3/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Buffaloes vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+2)
Indiana Farmers Coliseum is the venue where and the Florida State Seminoles (17-6) will take on the Colorado Buffaloes (23-8) on Monday in the NCAA Tournament. Colorado opens this game as 2-point dogs. The total is set at 138.5.
Colorado heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 23-8 on the campaign. The Buffaloes are shooting 37.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (240 of 636) and 82.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 73.8 points per game (109th in college basketball) while hitting 45.9% from the field. They are giving up possession 11.1 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Colorado is pulling in 34.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 424 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 26th in the country in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Buffaloes are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers every game while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. The Buffaloes defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.8% (710 of 1,699) and they concede 30.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 257th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 342 surrendered on the campaign. They concede 33.3% on shots from distance while they are 29th in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.6).
The Colorado Buffaloes faced off with the Georgetown Hoyas and went home with a win by a final score of 96-73 in their last contest. Colorado ended having earned a 60.7% field goal percentage (34 out of 56) and knocked down 16 of their 25 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Buffaloes knocked down 12 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 26 with 1 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 27 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When it comes to defending, Colorado allowed the other team to go 39.7% from the floor on 23 out of 58 shooting. Georgetown totaled 12 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Additionally, Georgetown collected 25 boards (6 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Georgetown walked away from this one shooting 73.1% at the free throw line by making 19 of 26 shots. They converted 8 of 24 attempts from distance.
D'Shawn Schwartz is someone who was a factor for the contest. He accumulated 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 28 mins and pulled down 3 rebounds. Schwartz finished 75.0% from the field and distributed 4 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the Buffaloes was McKinley Wright. He collected 5 rebounds in his 29 minutes played on the night. He went 50.0% from the floor in this contest by going 4-of-8 (12 points). When the game finished, Wright tallied 13 assists.
Florida State has a mark of 17-6 for the campaign. Florida State has scored 1,800 pts for the season (78.3 per contest) and they pull in 37.4 rebounds per contest. The Seminoles commit 18.3 fouls every game and they hit 73.6% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Seminoles are connecting on 47.6% from the field, which ranks 39th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 14.7 times per contest (82nd in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest. The Seminoles are ranked 159th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 69.6. They allow 11.7 assists and 32.8 rebounds per contest, ranking them 85th and 76th in those defensive categories. The Florida State defense gives up 33.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (179 of 543) and opponents are connecting on 74.0% of their foul shots. They have forced 13.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.5% from the field (16th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Florida State Seminoles walked away with a victory by a final of 64-54 against the UNC Greensboro Spartans. The Seminoles collected 30 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 13 times, while recording 3 steals in this game. The Spartans earned 18 fouls for the game which got the Seminoles to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They were able to convert 14 of those for a clip of 70.0%. In relation to three-point shots, Florida State buried 0 of their 9 tries (0.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Seminoles finished the game shooting 25 for 48 from the field which had them shooting 52.1%. The Seminoles permitted the Spartans to make 19 of 60 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.7% for the game. They went 25.9% from three-point range via 7 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 13 at the free throw line (69.2%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Florida State allowed UNC Greensboro to grab 26 in total (7 offensive).
Raiquan Gray was important for the Seminoles for the contest. He made 8 of 13 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and had 7 rebounds. Gray totaled 17 points in his 31 minutes on the court and had 3 assists in the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Florida State was Balsa Koprivica. He walked away with 1 assist in 24 minutes on the hardwood, and he converted 6 of 9 from the floor. Koprivica wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor as well as contributing 13 points and 9 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida State (-2)
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