Florida State Seminoles vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Florida State (-4)
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-5) play the Florida State Seminoles (10-2) at McCamish Pavilion on Saturday. Florida State opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The O/U opens at 143.5.
Florida State heads into this one with a record of 10-2 this season. The Seminoles are hitting 38.7% on three-point shots (103 of 266) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 79.3 points per game (49th in Division 1) while going 47.6% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.6 fouls every game. As a team, Florida State is grabbing 37.0 boards per game and has accounted for 180 dimes so far this year, which ranks 175th in the country in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Seminoles are forcing 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. The Seminoles defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.8% (272 of 684) and they relinquish 31.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 54th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 128 surrendered for the year. They give up 33.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 109th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (67.7).
The Florida State Seminoles faced off with the Miami Hurricanes and notched a win by a score of 81-59 in their last game. Florida State ended having earned a 51.6% field goal percentage (32 of 62) and converted 6 of their 18 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Seminoles knocked down 11 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 78.6%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned 43 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists in the matchup as well as having 5 steals and 4 blocks. When discussing the defense, Florida State allowed the other team to shoot 51.6% from the field on 32 of 62 shooting. Miami totaled 7 dimes and had 10 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Hurricanes grabbed 21 rebounds (6 offensive, 15 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Miami shot 58.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 17 shots. They also made 9 of 23 attempts from beyond the arc.
M.J. Walker is a player who was a contributor for the contest. He walked away with 11 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 27 minutes played and also collected 2 rebounds. Walker ended up shooting 83.3% from the field but finished the game without an assist. Another guy that was a contributor in this contest for the Seminoles was Raiquan Gray. He pulled down 11 boards and accumulated 2 assists. He ended up shooting 36.4% from the field in this matchup by shooting 4-of-11 (10 points). When the game finished, Gray saw the court for 22 minutes.
Georgia Tech has a mark of 7-5 for the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Yellow Jackets are hitting on 47.1% from the floor, which ranks them 62nd in college hoops. Georgia Tech has scored 934 points for the campaign (77.8 per contest) and they pull in 32.1 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.4 times per contest (41st in Division 1) and they are turning it over 11.4 times per contest. The Yellow Jackets are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls per game and they hit 71.8% from the charity stripe. The Yellow Jackets are ranked 222nd in the country in PPG allowed with 72.0. They give up 14.6 assists and 34.9 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 278th and 163rd in college hoops. The Georgia Tech defense gives up 37.6% on 3-point attempts (94 of 250) and opponents are connecting on 72.5% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 15.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (266th in D-1).
In their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-68 when they faced the Duke Blue Devils. The Yellow Jackets were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 for this game. They also blocked 5 tries while earning 8 steals in the game. The Blue Devils earned 10 personal fouls in this game which took the Yellow Jackets to the free throw line for 5 attempts. They were able to bury 4 of the free throws for a clip of 80.0%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Georgia Tech made 8 out of their 24 tries (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Yellow Jackets went 28 out of 64 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.8%. The Yellow Jackets allowed the Blue Devils to make 26 of 58 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 44.8% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 31.3% from beyond the arc by going 5 of 16 and ended up shooting 18 of 22 from the charity stripe (81.8%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Georgia Tech allowed Duke to get 38 in all (9 offensive).
Jose Alvarado ended up being important for the Yellow Jackets for the game. He converted 10 out of 15 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, which got him 26 points. Alvarado collected 4 boards in his 40 mins played and tallied 5 assists for this game. Another guy that played a role for Georgia Tech was Moses Wright. He notched 12 points in 40 minutes on the court via 6 out of 17 shooting for the game. Wright wrapped this one up going 35.3% from the floor while also collecting 6 assists and 14 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgia Tech (+4)
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