Florida State Seminoles vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 1/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena is where the NC State Wolfpack (7-6) will take on the Florida State Seminoles (6-4) on Saturday.
The Florida State Seminoles faced off with Lipscomb and earned the victory with a final of 97-60 in their last contest. Florida State wrapped up the game having earned a 52.9% field goal percentage (37 out of 70) and knocked down 14 of 26 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Seminoles knocked down 9 of their 13 attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 38 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 22 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and having 10 steals. When talking about the defense, Florida State allowed the other team to shoot 38.3% from the floor on 23 of 60 shooting. Lipscomb recorded 18 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. Furthermore, Lipscomb pulled down 27 rebounds (4 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Lipscomb finished shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by burying 3 of their 6 attempts. They also made 11 of 32 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Seminoles left the arena with 14 while Lipscomb finished the game with 15 fouls.
Anthony Polite is a guy who came through in this contest. He finished with 25 points on 10 out of 14 shooting. He played for 27 minutes played and totaled 3 rebounds. He went 71.4% from the floor and recorded 5 assists.
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Florida State will enter this matchup with a record of 6-4 so far this year. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a group are committing 17.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Florida State is pulling in 36.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 149 assists on the year, which has them ranked 235th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Seminoles are shooting 34.9% on 3-point shots (76 of 218) and 68.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 74.1 pts per game (140th in college basketball) while hitting 45.6% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Seminoles have forced 17.6 turnovers per game while drawing 14.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 62nd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 122 relinquished for the season. The Seminoles defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 40.8% (233 of 571) and they surrender 34.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 32.8% on shots from downtown and they are 129th in the nation in PPG allowed (66.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the NC State Wolfpack went home defeated by a final of 91-83 against Miami. Regarding how they rebounded, North Carolina State permitted Miami to grab 28 in total (4 on the offensive side). They finished 52.6% from three-point range by hitting 10 of 19 and ended up going 19 of 26 from the charity stripe (73.1%). The Wolfpack allowed Miami to knock down 31 of 56 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.4% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Wolfpack shot 30 for 72 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.7%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, North Carolina State made 8 of 27 tries (29.6%). They were able to knock down 15 of them for a percentage of 78.9%. Miami committed 15 fouls in this game which got the Wolfpack to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They turned it over 7 times, while getting 8 steals for the game. The Wolfpack were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 36 in this matchup.
Jericole Hellems was important for the Wolfpack for this contest. He scored 24 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in this game. He knocked down 9 of 17 in this contest for a rate of 52.9%, and had 6 rebounds.
North Carolina State has a record of 7-6 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wolfpack are shooting 41.3% from the field, which is 297th in the nation. North Carolina State has tallied 1,003 pts so far this season (77.2 per game) and they average 38.6 boards per game. They are earning an assist 10.8 times per contest (314th in the country) and they are turning it over 9.7 times per game. The Wolfpack are responsible for committing 17.1 fouls per contest while shooting 71.3% from the free throw line.
The Wolfpack defensively are ranked 312th in the nation in points given up per game with 75.5. They are able to force 13.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the field (275th in the nation). The North Carolina State defense gives up 34.1% on three-point shots (95 of 279) and their opponents are connecting on 74.1% of their foul shots. They have allowed 12.9 dimes and 39.1 boards per game, which ranks them 206th and 326th in D-1.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take North Carolina State
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