Florida State Seminoles vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 2/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Florida State (-10.5)
The Florida State Seminoles (10-3) are headed to Silvio O. Conte Forum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Boston College Eagles (3-10). The odds on this contest have Florida State as 10.5-point favorites. The total opens at 149.
Florida State heads into this game with a mark of 10-3 for the year. They turn it over 14.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Florida State is snagging 37.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 194 dimes so far this season, which is 174th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Seminoles are shooting 37.9% on 3-point shots (106 of 280) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 78.2 points per outing (56th in the nation) while hitting 47.3% from the field. When they are on defense, the Seminoles are forcing 14.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 132nd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (68.3). The Seminoles defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 40.1% (297 of 741) and they surrender 31.4 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 69th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 146 surrendered for the year.
The Florida State Seminoles stepped onto the hardwood against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and took a loss by a score of 76-65 in their last contest. Florida State ended with a 42.9% field goal percentage (24 of 56) and made 3 out of their 14 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Seminoles converted 14 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 60.9%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 33 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists for this game while having 9 steals and 3 blocked shots. Concerning defending, Florida State allowed 42.9% from the floor on 24 out of 56 shooting. Georgia Tech totaled 18 dimes and had 13 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Yellow Jackets had 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Georgia Tech finished the game shooting 76.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of their 25 tries. They also converted 7 of 24 attempts from distance.
Raiquan Gray is a guy who played a role for this game. He racked up 19 points on 7 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins played and pulled down 8 boards. Gray finished the game at 70.0% from the field and recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this contest for the Seminoles was M.J. Walker. He had 2 boards and accounted for 2 assists. He ended up shooting 60.0% from the floor in this contest by going 3-of-5 (8 points). At the conclusion of this game, Walker was on the hardwood for 25 min.
Boston College has a win-loss record of 3-10 on the season. As an offensive team, the Eagles are hitting on 43.5% from the field, which is ranked 228th in college basketball. Boston College has accumulated 945 pts for the season (72.7 per contest) and they collect 33.6 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.1 times per contest (261st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per contest. The Eagles are responsible for committing 17.2 fouls per game while shooting 67.9% from the free throw line. The Eagles are ranked 321st in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 78.2. They are forcing 13.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.3% from the field (334th in D-1). The Boston College defense allows 34.2% on three-point shots (94 of 275) and opponents are converting on 70.3% of their foul shots. They have conceded 14.5 dimes and 36.5 boards per game, which is 278th and 239th in the country.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Boston College Eagles took a loss by a score of 80-70 when they faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Eagles collected 30 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in this matchup. They stuffed 7 tries while earning 5 steals for the game. The Fighting Irish earned 12 personal fouls in this game which got the Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. When discussing 3-point shots, Boston College knocked down 9 of their 29 tries (31.0%). Overall, the Eagles walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 60 from the floor which had them shooting 43.3%. The Eagles allowed the Fighting Irish to knock down 31 out of their 65 tries from the field which left them shooting 47.7% for the contest. They went 45.2% from three-point range by connecting on 14 of 31 and ended up going 4 out of 10 from the charity stripe (40.0%). When discussing rebounds, Boston College permitted Notre Dame to grab 36 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Steffon Mitchell ended up being a major contributor for the Eagles for this contest. He converted 5 of 7 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 71.4%, which had him sitting at 16 points. Mitchell pulled down 13 rebounds in his 39 mins and added 2 assists in this contest. An additional guy that was important for Boston College was Jay Heath. He totaled 14 points in 30 minutes on the court via 6 of 12 shooting in the matchup. Heath ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida State (-10.5)
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