Florida State Seminoles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Florida State (-7)
Purcell Pavilion is the site where and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-14) will take on the Florida State Seminoles (15-4) on Saturday. Florida State opens this game as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 151.5.
Florida State comes into this contest with a record of 15-4 for the campaign. They cough up possession 13.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.1 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Florida State is snagging 37.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 291 assists for the year, which is 173rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Seminoles are shooting 39.3% on shots from downtown (162 of 412) and 73.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 79.9 points per game (27th in college hoops) while going 47.5% from the floor. Defensively, the Seminoles are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. The Seminoles defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.9% (441 of 1,106) and they concede 32.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 67th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 220 conceded so far this year. They give up 33.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 153rd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (69.4).
The Florida State Seminoles took the court against the Boston College Eagles and notched a win by a score of 93-64 in their last game. Florida State ended the game with a 55.6% FG percentage (35 of 63) and buried 13 out of their 27 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Seminoles converted 10 of 13 attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. In reference to getting rebounds, they collected 33 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 19 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 21 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to the defense, Florida State allowed 36.7% from the field on 22 out of 60 shooting. Boston College doled out 10 assists and had 9 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Boston College pulled down 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 1 block. Boston College finished the game at 47.1% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 17 tries. They also converted 12 of their 31 attempts from beyond the arc.
Rayquan Evans is one guy who played a role for this game. He ended up walking away with 6 points on 2 out of 4 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 16 minutes and also totaled 2 boards. Evans went 50.0% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that came through in the game for the Seminoles was Justin Lindner. He wasn't able to snag a board in 5 min on the court. He finished the game at 100.0% from the field for the contest by connecting on 2-of-2 (4 points). In all, Lindner accounted for 2 assists.
Notre Dame has a win-loss mark of 9-14 for the year. The Fighting Irish have committed 12.6 fouls every game and they hit 76.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.3 times per game (62nd in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 10.3 times per game. Notre Dame has accumulated 1,668 pts on the year (72.5 per game) and they average 33.3 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Fighting Irish are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which is ranked 66th in the country. The Fighting Irish are ranked 252nd in the country in points per game surrendered with 73.1. The Notre Dame defense gives up 36.7% on 3-pointers (192 of 523) and their opposition makes 72.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 13.9 dimes and 35.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 248th and 233rd in D-1. They are able to force 8.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the floor (215th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took a loss by a score of 80-69 against the NC State Wolfpack. The Fighting Irish snagged 24 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 38 for this game. They also gave up possession 11 times, while earning 6 steals in this contest. The Wolfpack earned 13 fouls in this matchup which took the Fighting Irish to the charity stripe for 8 shots. They were able to make 5 of the free throws for a percentage of 62.5%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Notre Dame buried 10 of 29 tries (34.5%). Overall, the Fighting Irish ended up going 27 for 72 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.5%. The Fighting Irish permitted the Wolfpack to make 33 of 61 tries from the floor which had them at 54.1% for this game. They finished 39.1% from distance by shooting 9 out of 23 and ended up shooting 5 out of 10 from the free throw line (50.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, Notre Dame allowed North Carolina State to collect 36 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Prentiss Hubb pitched in for the Fighting Irish for the matchup. He converted 5 of 15 in this game giving him a rate of 33.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Hubb scored 14 points in his 37 mins on the court and added 3 assists in this game. An additional guy who came through for Notre Dame was Trey Wertz. He finished with 2 assists in his 33 minutes on the court, and he shot 5 of 12 from the floor. Wertz ended the game having shot 41.7% from the field as well as contributing 12 points and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Florida State (-7)
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