Virginia Cavaliers vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 2/15/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia (+1)
Donald L. Tucker Center is the site where and the Florida State Seminoles (11-3) will take on the Virginia Cavaliers (15-3) on Monday. The odds on this matchup have Florida State as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 130.
Virginia steps onto the hardwood with a record of 15-3 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 9.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 12.7 personal fouls every game. As a team, Virginia is grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 257 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 124th in the nation in terms of passing. The Cavaliers are hitting 39.9% on 3-point shots (161 of 404) and 80.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.9 pts per contest (226th in college hoops) on 49.0% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are able to force 9.9 turnovers per game and they draw 12.6 fouls. They currently rank 127th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 205 surrendered for the year. The Cavaliers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.8% (389 of 953) and they surrender 29.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 32.1% on shots from distance and they are ranked 4th in D-1 in PPG allowed (58.8).
The Virginia Cavaliers stepped onto the hardwood against the North Carolina Tar Heels and earned the victory with a final of 60-48 in their last contest. Virginia ended the game having earned a 39.6% FG percentage (19 out of 48) and converted 10 out of their 22 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers made 12 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 63.2%. With respect to rebounding, they earned a total of 32 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 assists for this game in addition to earning 4 steals and 5 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Virginia allowed 39.6% from the field on 19 out of 48 shooting. North Carolina distributed 11 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Moreover, the Tar Heels pulled down 39 rebounds (10 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. North Carolina finished 50.0% from the charity stripe by making 6 of 12 tries. They also converted 2 of their 16 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jay Huff is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He was able to score 18 points on 6 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins played and also grabbed 12 rebounds. Huff ended up shooting 60.0% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. An additional guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Cavaliers was Sam Hauser. He grabbed 5 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished 35.7% from the field in this game via 5-of-14 (17 points). When this game wrapped up, Hauser was on the hardwood for 36 min.
Florida State has a win-loss mark of 11-3 for the campaign. Florida State has totaled 1,108 points for the year (79.1 per game) and they pull down 37.3 rebounds per game. The Seminoles are committing 18.8 fouls per contest and they hit 73.4% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Seminoles are connecting on 47.2% from the field, which is 54th in the country. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.1 times per contest (73rd in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest. The Seminoles on the defensive end are ranked 160th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 69.5. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the floor (44th in college hoops). The Florida State defense surrenders 34.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (114 of 331) and opponents are knocking down 75.1% of their free throw shots. They surrender 11.7 assists and 31.3 rebounds every game, which is ranked 93rd and 41st in college basketball.
When they last played, the Florida State Seminoles walked away with a victory by a final of 92-85 when they faced the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Seminoles were able to corral 24 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 36 in this matchup. They also stuffed 7 attempts while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Demon Deacons were called for 25 fouls for this contest which got the Seminoles to the charity stripe for a total of 35 tries. They were able to knock down 26 of them for a clip of 74.3%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Florida State knocked down 12 of their 25 tries (48.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Seminoles ended up going 27 for 59 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.8%. The Seminoles permitted the Demon Deacons to make 27 of 60 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 45.0% in this contest. They went 48.1% from distance by connecting on 13 out of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 25 from the free throw line (72.0%). In regard to rebounding, Florida State permitted Wake Forest to get 30 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Raiquan Gray ended up having an impact for the Seminoles for the game. He converted 7 of 10 for this game for a field goal rate of 70.0%, which gave him 24 points. Gray pulled down 12 rebounds in his 37 mins and had 4 assists in the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Florida State was M.J. Walker. He scored 14 points in 37 minutes played by way of 5 out of 14 from the floor in this matchup. Walker ended up shooting 35.7% from the field as well as totaling 5 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Virginia (+1)
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