UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 3/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: UNC Greensboro (+11.5)
The UNC Greensboro Spartans (21-8) travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday where they'll take on the Florida State Seminoles (16-6) in the NCAA Tournament. UNC Greensboro opens this contest as 11.5-point dogs. The total opens at 145.
UNC Greensboro heads into this game with a mark of 21-8 for the campaign. They cough up possession 11.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UNC Greensboro is snagging 39.4 boards per contest and has accounted for 356 dimes for the season, which ranks 87th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Spartans are shooting 30.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (221 of 736) and 68.3% from the free throw line. They average 73.6 pts per game (114th in college basketball) while hitting 42.4% from the floor. On defense, the Spartans are able to force 14.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.9 fouls. They rank 232nd in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 329 conceded for the season. The Spartans defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.4% (664 of 1,605) and they concede 36.3 boards per game as a squad. They relinquish 31.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 97th in Division 1 in opponents points per game (67.4).
The UNC Greensboro Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against the Mercer Bears and took home the win by a score of 69-61 in their last contest. UNC Greensboro walked away from the contest with a 40.3% FG percentage (25 of 62) and made 6 out of their 23 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Spartans made 13 of their 26 shots for a rate of 50.0%. When discussing getting rebounds, they earned 35 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 8 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning defense, UNC Greensboro allowed the other team to go 40.7% from the field on 22 of 54 shooting. Mercer recorded 11 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, Mercer grabbed 35 boards (7 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Mercer finished the contest at 92.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 13 attempts. They also converted 5 of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Isaiah Miller is someone who came through in the matchup. He was able to score 25 points on 10 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and pulled down 12 rebounds. Miller finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 6 assists. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Spartans was Keyshaun Langley. He wasn't able to grab a rebound in 28 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the field in the game by going 4-of-9 (15 points). Overall, Langley wasn't able to get a dime.
Florida State has a win-loss mark of 16-6 for the campaign. As an offense, the Seminoles are shooting 47.4% from the field, which ranks them 48th in college basketball. Florida State has earned 1,736 pts on the campaign (78.9 per game) and they collect 37.4 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.6 times per game (83rd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 14.3 times per game. The Seminoles are responsible for committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 73.8% from the charity stripe. The Seminoles are ranked 184th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 70.3. They relinquish 11.5 assists and 32.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 76th and 78th in college hoops. The Florida State defense concedes 33.3% on 3-pointers (172 of 516) and their opponents are knocking down 74.1% of their foul shots. They are forcing 13.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.8% from the floor (19th in the nation).
For their last game, the Florida State Seminoles took a defeat with a final score of 80-75 when they played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Seminoles were able to snag 22 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for this contest. They coughed up the ball 24 times, while recording 1 steal in this matchup. The Yellow Jackets had 13 personal fouls in this game which took the Seminoles to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.6%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Florida State buried 8 out of 15 attempts (53.3%). Overall, the Seminoles went 28 for 50 from the floor which had them shooting 56.0%. The Seminoles permitted the Yellow Jackets to make 27 of their 62 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.5% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 21.7% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 28 at the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to rebounds, Florida State allowed Georgia Tech to pull down 22 in total (12 on the offensive side).
M.J. Walker ended up being a factor for the Seminoles for this game. He buried 6 out of 10 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and added 4 rebounds. Walker had 15 points in his 27 mins of playing time and added 1 assist for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Florida State was Balsa Koprivica. He walked away with no assists in 26 minutes played, and he shot 4 of 9 from the floor. Koprivica ended the game having shot 44.4% from the field while also totaling 11 points and 10 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida State (-11.5)
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