North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State (+4)
The Florida State Seminoles (5-2) host the NC State Wolfpack (6-3) at Donald L. Tucker Center on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Florida State as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 144.5.
North Carolina State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 6-3 on the campaign. The Wolfpack are shooting 36.6% on shots from downtown (67 of 183) and 66.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.3 pts per contest (87th in the country) while connecting on 47.3% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.8 fouls every game. As a team, North Carolina State is snagging 34.7 boards per game and has accounted for 121 dimes so far this year, which is 211th in D-1 in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Wolfpack are able to force 18.4 turnovers every game and they draw 18.6 fouls. The Wolfpack defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.7% (219 of 501) and they surrender 35.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They rank 92nd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 99 relinquished for the campaign. They are relinquishing 32.0% on 3-point shots while they are 75th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.7).
The NC State Wolfpack faced the Miami Hurricanes and ended up losing by a score of 64-59 in their last contest. North Carolina State walked away from the game having earned a 37.9% FG percentage (22 of 58) and knocked down 7 out of their 21 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Wolfpack made 8 of 12 shots for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 36 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists in this matchup while earning 7 steals and 4 blocked shots. In reference to defense, North Carolina State allowed 37.9% from the field on 22 of 58 shooting. Miami doled out 6 assists and had 6 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Hurricanes pulled down 25 rebounds (4 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Miami ended up going 75.0% from the charity stripe by burying 15 of their 20 attempts. They knocked down 5 of 12 attempts from three-point range.
Thomas Allen is someone who was important in the game. He recorded 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He played 30 minutes and grabbed 3 boards. Allen ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor and also dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in the matchup for the Wolfpack was D.J. Funderburk. He grabbed 11 boards and also earned 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the floor for this contest by shooting 4-of-7 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Funderburk played 29 min.
Florida State has a win-loss record of 5-2 on the season. As an offensive unit, the Seminoles are connecting on 43.3% from the floor, which is 228th in college basketball. Florida State has accumulated 525 pts for the year (75.0 per game) and they average 37.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.9 times per game (150th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.7 times per game. The Seminoles have committed 19.4 fouls every game and they go 69.0% from the free throw line. The Seminoles on the defensive end are ranked 148th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 68.4. The Florida State defense surrenders 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (55 of 161) and opponents are knocking down 77.0% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.4 dimes and 34.1 total boards per game, which has them ranked 91st and 124th in the country. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.5% from the floor (47th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Florida State Seminoles went home defeated by a final of 77-67 against the Clemson Tigers. The Seminoles were able to collect 27 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for the matchup. They stuffed 6 shots while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Tigers had 14 fouls in this contest which got the Seminoles to the charity stripe for 9 tries. They were able to convert 6 of them for a rate of 66.7%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Florida State converted 9 of their 32 tries (28.1%). In all, the Seminoles finished shooting 26 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.9%. The Seminoles allowed the Tigers to make 23 out of their 63 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.5% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 29.2% from downtown via 7 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 24 out of 33 from the charity stripe (72.7%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Florida State permitted Clemson to snag 46 in all (16 offensive).
Scottie Barnes ended up being a factor for the Seminoles in the matchup. He made 6 out of 10 for this contest for a field goal rate of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 14 points. Barnes had 4 rebounds in his 22 mins and added 5 assists in this contest. One more player that was important for Florida State was M.J. Walker. He notched 11 points in 33 minutes played via 4 of 10 shooting in the game. Walker walked away from this one going 40.0% from the floor and also earning 3 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Carolina State (+4)
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