Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
The Florida State Seminoles (5-2) will go up against the Syracuse Orange (4-3) at Donald L. Tucker Center on Saturday.
The Syracuse Orange played Indiana and took home the win by a score of 112-110 in their last game. Syracuse ended with a 49.3% field goal percentage (36 out of 73) and buried 13 of their 34 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Orange made 27 of their 34 tries for a percentage of 79.4%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 25 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 25 turnovers and earning 18 steals. In regard to the defense, Syracuse allowed the other team to shoot 55.1% from the field on 38 of 69 shooting. Indiana distributed 26 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Indiana snagged 40 rebounds (11 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Indiana finished the contest at 74.2% when shooting free throws by converting 23 of their 31 attempts. They buried 11 of 27 tries from beyond the arc. When it comes to personal fouls, the Orange ended up with 24 and Indiana accounted for 24 personal fouls.
Jesse Edwards is a player who came through in this matchup. He ended up shooting 100.0% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. He was on the court for 39 mins played and also totaled 5 boards. He scored 17 points on 7 of 7 shooting.
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Syracuse comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 4-3 so far this year. They cough up possession 12.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 14.4 fouls per contest. As a team, Syracuse is pulling in 36.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 107 assists on the campaign, which is 124th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Orange are hitting 38.1% on three-point attempts (61 of 160) and 78.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 83.4 points per contest (24th in the country) while shooting 47.0% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Orange are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers every game and they draw 17.4 fouls. They relinquish 37.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 342nd in college hoops in opponents points per game (81.9). The Orange defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.2% (204 of 451) and they relinquish 36.9 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 353rd in D-1 in giving up assists with 144 conceded this year.
When they last played, the Florida State Seminoles took a loss by a score of 93-65 when they played Purdue. The Seminoles were able to corral 14 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 22 for the game. They turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. Purdue earned 8 fouls for the matchup which got the Seminoles to the free throw line for a total of 6 shots. They were able to convert 5 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. In the matter of shots from distance, Florida State made 8 of their 24 tries (33.3%). When the game finished, the Seminoles ended up shooting 26 for 63 from the floor which had them shooting 41.3%. The Seminoles permitted Purdue to knock down 35 out of 59 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 59.3% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 48.0% from 3-point land by hitting 12 of 25 and ended up going 11 out of 14 from the free throw line (78.6%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Florida State permitted Purdue to pull down 34 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Caleb Mills ended up being a factor for the Seminoles in this matchup. He accumulated 22 points in his 27 mins on the court and totaled 2 assists in this game. He converted 9 of 16 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and tallied 4 rebounds.
Florida State has a win-loss record of 5-2 for the campaign. The Seminoles are responsible for committing 17.4 fouls per game while shooting 66.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.6 times per game (63rd in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 14.4 times per contest. Florida State has accumulated 519 points for the campaign (74.1 per contest) and they collect 35.3 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Seminoles are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which ranks them 79th in college basketball.
The Florida State defense allows 33.3% from downtown (59 of 177) and opponents are connecting on 71.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 11.9 dimes and 33.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 145th and 135th in those defensive categories. The Seminoles on the defensive side of the court are 159th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 67.3. They are able to force 18.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (162nd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida State
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