Florida State Seminoles vs South Carolina Gamecocks Prediction, 12/12/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs South Carolina Gamecocks
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Rock Hill Sports & Events Center in Rock Hill, SC
The Florida State Seminoles (5-3) are headed to Rock Hill Sports & Events Center on Sunday where they will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-2).
The Florida State Seminoles stepped onto the hardwood against Syracuse and took a loss by a final of 63-60 in their last game. Florida State ended the contest having earned a 34.9% field goal percentage (22 of 63) and made 4 out of their 30 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Seminoles converted 12 of 16 tries for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 33 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In reference to defending, Florida State allowed the other team to shoot 34.9% from the floor on 22 out of 63 shooting. Syracuse earned 14 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Syracuse snagged 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Syracuse finished the game shooting 76.9% from the charity stripe by burying 10 of their 13 attempts. They also converted 9 out of their 30 shots from downtown. When it comes to fouls, the Seminoles walked away with 15 and Syracuse recorded 13 fouls.
Caleb Mills is someone who was a major factor in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He played 38 minutes played and totaled 4 rebounds. He ended up shooting 53.8% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes.
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Florida State comes into this one with a win-loss record of 5-3 so far this year. They cough up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Florida State is snagging 35.9 boards per game and has totaled 119 dimes for the year, which is 194th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Seminoles are hitting 32.7% on three-point shots (56 of 171) and 67.5% from the charity stripe. They average 72.4 pts per game (182nd in the nation) while hitting 45.4% from the floor.
Defensively, the Seminoles are forcing 17.5 turnovers per game and they draw 13.9 personal fouls. They are ranked 103rd in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 97 surrendered for the year. The Seminoles defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 40.7% (184 of 452) and they surrender 34.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 32.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 147th in the nation in PPG allowed (66.8).
In their last game, the South Carolina Gamecocks went home victorious with a score of 80-67 when they played Georgetown. The Gamecocks corralled 26 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. Georgetown earned 17 fouls for this contest which took the Gamecocks to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of them for a clip of 60.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, South Carolina converted 4 of 16 tries (25.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Gamecocks finished the game shooting 32 out of 70 from the field which had them at 45.7%. The Gamecocks allowed Georgetown to make 23 of 70 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 32.9% in this matchup. They finished 20.8% from three-point range by going 5 out of 24 and ended up going 16 of 22 from the free throw line (72.7%). In the matter of team rebounding, South Carolina allowed Georgetown to snag 44 in total (20 on the offensive side).
Wildens Leveque ended up being important for the Gamecocks in the matchup. He scored 14 points in his 21 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He converted 6 of 8 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and had 4 rebounds.
South Carolina has a mark of 6-2 this year. The Gamecocks are committing 19.6 personal fouls every game while shooting 66.9% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.0 times per game (206th in the nation) and they cough up possession 15.5 times per contest. South Carolina has 567 pts on the season (70.9 per game) and they collect 41.1 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Gamecocks are shooting 41.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 284th in the nation.
The Gamecocks on defense are ranked 140th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 66.5. They are able to force 16.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 38.0% from the floor (32nd in the country). The South Carolina defense surrenders 30.8% on shots from beyond the arc (57 of 185) and opponents are knocking down 65.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 11.8 dimes and 36.4 boards per contest, which ranks 140th and 250th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida State
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