Florida State Seminoles vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 2/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida State (-11.5)
Watsco Center is the site where and the Miami Hurricanes (7-13) will play the Florida State Seminoles (13-3) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has Florida State as 11.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 143.
Florida State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3 this year. They average 79.3 points per game (35th in the nation) while connecting on 47.2% from the field. The Seminoles are shooting 39.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (135 of 343) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Florida State is grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game and has 243 assists this season, which is 208th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.3 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Seminoles have forced 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.4 fouls. They surrender 34.2% from 3-point land while they are 140th in the nation in opponents points per game (69.1). The Seminoles defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.6% (372 of 916) and they surrender 31.4 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 55th in college hoops in giving up assists with 190 relinquished this year.
The Florida State Seminoles faced the Pittsburgh Panthers and notched a win by a score of 79-72 in their last game. Florida State ended the game having earned a 44.8% FG percentage (26 out of 58) and converted 4 out of their 14 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Seminoles converted 23 of their 29 tries for a rate of 79.3%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 42 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 14 assists in the matchup while getting 3 steals and 6 blocked shots. In regard to the defense, Florida State let their opponent shoot 44.8% from the floor on 26 out of 58 shooting. Pittsburgh recorded 12 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Panthers grabbed 32 rebounds (11 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Pittsburgh went 72.7% at the free throw line by converting 16 of their 22 attempts. They converted 4 of their 17 attempts from three-point range.
Raiquan Gray is one guy who played a role in this contest. He recorded 16 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He played for 29 minutes played and also pulled down 8 rebounds. Gray finished 50.0% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Seminoles was Malik Osborne. He snagged 9 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He finished 75.0% from the field for the matchup by going 3-of-4 (12 points). When the game finished, Osborne played for 24 min.
Miami has a win-loss mark of 7-13 for the campaign. Miami has accounted for 1,322 points so far this season (66.1 per contest) and they collect 35.6 boards per game. The Hurricanes commit 12.8 fouls every game and they shoot 67.6% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Hurricanes are shooting 42.3% from the field, which ranks 275th in college hoops. They are assisting teammates 11.4 times per game (300th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. The Hurricanes on the defensive side of the court are 202nd in D-1 in points allowed per game with 70.9. The Miami defense concedes 36.6% on three-point shots (182 of 497) and opponents are converting on 70.9% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 15.1 assists and 35.1 rebounds every game, which is 306th and 185th in D-1. They are forcing 12.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the floor (220th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Miami Hurricanes took a defeat with a final score of 87-60 against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Hurricanes were able to collect 18 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in this contest. They rejected 2 tries while earning 4 steals in this matchup. The Yellow Jackets had 16 fouls for the matchup which took the Hurricanes to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Miami made 5 of 17 attempts (29.4%). In all, the Hurricanes finished 20 for 51 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 39.2%. The Hurricanes allowed the Yellow Jackets to bury 36 of 63 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.1% in this contest. They shot 42.3% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 of 26 and finished the contest at 4 of 4 from the free throw line (100.0%). With respect to rebounding, Miami allowed Georgia Tech to snag 34 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Elijah Olaniyi pitched in for the Hurricanes for this contest. He converted 6 of 9 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which had him finishing with 18 points. Olaniyi totaled 7 boards in his 35 mins and had 2 dimes in the matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Miami was Anthony Walker. He notched 16 points in his 28 minutes played via 6 out of 11 shooting for the contest. Walker ended the game having shot 54.5% from the floor while also collecting 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida State (-11.5)
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