Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 3/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Georgia Tech (+4)
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (16-8) are headed to Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday where they'll meet the Florida State Seminoles (16-5). Florida State opens this game as 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at 150.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with a record of 16-8 this season. They are turning it over 11.3 times per game and as a unit they commit 15.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Georgia Tech is snagging 31.1 rebounds per game and has accumulated 388 dimes for the year, which is 40th in the nation in terms of passing. The Yellow Jackets are connecting on 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (184 of 519) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. They average 75.3 points per contest (80th in D-1) while going 47.5% from the field. On defense, the Yellow Jackets have forced 15.5 turnovers every game and they draw 15.1 fouls. The Yellow Jackets defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.5% (615 of 1,352) and they concede 34.3 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 256th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 338 surrendered this year. They are surrendering 36.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 165th in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.8).
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets stepped onto the hardwood against the Miami Hurricanes and earned the victory with a final of 70-66 in their last game. Georgia Tech walked away from the contest with a 48.3% field goal percentage (28 out of 58) and made 7 out of their 15 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Yellow Jackets buried 7 of their 12 tries for a rate of 58.3%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they collected 23 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 15 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In relation to defending, Georgia Tech let their opponent shoot 46.8% from the field on 22 out of 47 shooting. Miami totaled 10 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Miami pulled down 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Miami finished shooting 70.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of their 24 shots. They converted 5 of 16 shots from long range.
Jordan Usher is one player who was a contributor in this game. He totaled 15 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Usher went 50.0% from the field and dished out 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in this contest for the Yellow Jackets was Michael Devoe. He collected 3 rebounds in his 36 minutes played. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 4-of-8 (13 points). In all, Devoe earned 7 assists.
Florida State has a win-loss mark of 16-5 on the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Seminoles are shooting 47.1% from the field, which ranks them 53rd in Division 1. Florida State has earned 1,661 pts on the year (79.1 per game) and they collect 37.4 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 14.8 times per contest (79th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest. The Seminoles commit 18.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 73.6% from the free throw line. The Seminoles defensively are ranked 169th in college hoops in PPG given up with 69.9. The Florida State defense concedes 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (167 of 493) and opponents are making 74.1% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 11.5 assists and 33.2 total boards per game, which ranks them 70th and 97th in the country. They are forcing 14.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.7% from the floor (16th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Florida State Seminoles took home the win by a final score of 69-66 when they faced the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Seminoles corralled 26 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for this game. They turned it over 18 times, while earning 8 steals in the game. The Tar Heels had 18 personal fouls for the game which took the Seminoles to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 72.7%. With regard to shots from distance, Florida State made 5 of their 13 attempts (38.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Seminoles ended up shooting 24 out of 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3%. The Seminoles permitted the Tar Heels to knock down 23 out of 68 tries from the floor which had them at 33.8% in the game. They finished 33.3% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 25 at the charity stripe (56.0%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Florida State allowed North Carolina to get 38 in all (17 on the offensive side).
Balsa Koprivica was important for the Seminoles in this contest. He converted 7 out of 11 for the game giving him a rate of 63.6%, and had 11 rebounds. Koprivica earned 17 points in his 28 mins on the court and earned 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Florida State was M.J. Walker. He left the arena with 2 dimes in his 28 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 3 out of 8 from the floor. Walker walked away from this one going 37.5% from the floor and also earning 9 points and 1 rebound.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Florida State (-4) and over 150 points
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