Miami Hurricanes vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+11.5)
Donald L. Tucker Center is the venue where and the Florida State Seminoles (9-2) will take on the Miami Hurricanes (6-8) on Wednesday. Miami opens this matchup as 11.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 141.
Miami will enter this contest with a mark of 6-8 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 14.1 fouls every game. As a team, Miami is grabbing 37.2 boards per contest and has totaled 165 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 199th in the country in terms of passing. The Hurricanes are hitting 25.7% on three-point attempts (70 of 272) and 69.0% from the charity stripe. They average 66.8 points per contest (285th in college basketball) while shooting 43.0% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Hurricanes are able to force 13.1 turnovers every game and they draw 16.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 291st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 208 surrendered so far this season. The Hurricanes defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.4% (352 of 830) and they surrender 33.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They relinquish 37.3% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 129th in D-1 in opponents points per game (68.4).
The Miami Hurricanes faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and went home with a loss by a final score of 73-59 in their last contest. Miami wrapped up the contest with a 38.7% FG percentage (24 of 62) and knocked down 3 out of their 22 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hurricanes made 8 of 10 tries for a rate of 80.0%. In terms of rebounding, they earned 25 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists in the matchup in addition to getting 11 steals and 3 rejections. Pertaining to defense, Miami allowed 38.7% from the floor on 24 of 62 shooting. Notre Dame recorded 19 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Fighting Irish pulled down 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Notre Dame finished the game at 63.6% at the charity stripe by burying 7 of 11 tries. They also converted 10 of 18 tries from downtown.
Kameron McGusty is one player who was a contributor in this game. He ended up with 20 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He played 34 minutes played and also snagged 3 rebounds. McGusty ended up shooting 53.3% from the floor and distributed 3 assists. An additional guy that played a role in this matchup for the Hurricanes was Isaiah Wong. He totaled 4 boards and also accounted for 3 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 35.3% from the floor in the matchup by going 6-of-17 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Wong was on the court for 39 min.
Florida State has a mark of 9-2 on the season. As an offensive team, the Seminoles are connecting on 47.2% from the floor, which is 64th in the country. Florida State has accounted for 870 points this year (79.1 per game) and they pull in 36.3 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.4 times per game (76th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per game. The Seminoles commit 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.2% from the charity stripe. The Seminoles are ranked 131st in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.5. They are forcing their opponents into 14.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the field (51st in college basketball). The Florida State defense surrenders 33.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (85 of 257) and their opposition knocks down 76.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 11.0 dimes and 32.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks 56th and 61st in those categories on the defensive end.
When they last stepped on the court, the Florida State Seminoles took home the win by a final score of 80-61 against the Clemson Tigers. The Seminoles were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 34 in this matchup. They also rejected 7 attempts while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Tigers were called for 14 personal fouls in this game which got the Seminoles to the charity stripe for 14 shots. They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. In relation to shooting from distance, Florida State buried 12 of 28 attempts (42.9%). Overall, the Seminoles shot 29 for 60 from the floor which had them at 48.3%. The Seminoles permitted the Tigers to convert 17 out of their 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 30.4% for the matchup. They shot 16.7% from three-point range by hitting 5 of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 26 at the free throw line (84.6%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Florida State permitted Clemson to snag 29 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Balsa Koprivica was important for the Seminoles for this game. He buried 5 of 6 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 83.3%, which gave him 13 points. Koprivica had 10 rebounds in his 23 mins and earned 2 dimes for the contest. One more player that was important for Florida State was Sardaar Calhoun. He notched 13 points in 17 minutes on the court by going 4 out of 7 from the floor for the matchup. Calhoun wrapped this one up going 57.1% from the floor in addition to collecting 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Miami (+11.5)
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