Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest (+13)
Donald L. Tucker Center is the venue where and the Florida State Seminoles (10-3) will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-8) on Saturday. Florida State opens this game as 13-point favorites. The total opens at 143.
Wake Forest enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 6-8 on the campaign. They are averaging 69.2 points per game (239th in the country) while hitting 42.9% from the field. The Demon Deacons are shooting 35.1% on three-point attempts (124 of 353) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Wake Forest is pulling down 34.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 167 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 284th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.7 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Demon Deacons are forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.4 fouls. They currently rank 103rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 185 relinquished so far this season. The Demon Deacons defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.0% (346 of 769) and they relinquish 32.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrender 34.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 136th in the nation in opponents points per game (68.4).
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons played the Boston College Eagles and notched a win by a score of 69-65 in their last contest. Wake Forest wrapped up the game with a 43.1% field goal percentage (25 out of 58) and knocked down 7 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Demon Deacons made 12 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 60.0%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 47 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 10 assists for the contest as well as earning 3 steals and 4 blocked shots. In terms of the defense, Wake Forest allowed the other team to shoot 43.1% from the field on 25 out of 58 shooting. Boston College doled out 10 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. On top of that, the Eagles pulled down 33 rebounds (6 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Boston College went 81.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 13 of 16 tries. They knocked down 8 out of their 33 shots from beyond the arc.
Isaiah Mucius is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He finished with 10 points on 4 of 4 shooting. He played for 23 mins and snagged 8 rebounds. Mucius finished the game at 100.0% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in the game for the Demon Deacons was Carter Whitt. He snagged 5 boards and had 2 dimes. He finished the game at 100.0% from the floor in this game by going 3-of-3 (6 points). In all, Whitt saw the court for 23 minutes.
Florida State has a mark of 10-3 on the year. The Seminoles are committing 18.8 fouls per contest and they hit 73.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.9 times per game (86th in the nation) and they turn it over 14.2 times per game. Florida State has scored 1,016 points this season (78.2 per game) and they grab 37.0 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Seminoles are hitting on 47.3% from the field, which ranks 53rd in the nation. The Seminoles defensively are ranked 123rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.3. They have conceded 11.2 dimes and 31.4 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 61st and 45th in college hoops. The Florida State defense surrenders 33.2% from downtown (101 of 304) and opponents are connecting on 75.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 14.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (38th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Florida State Seminoles took a loss by a score of 76-65 when they faced the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Seminoles corralled 21 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards for a total of 33 for this contest. They also blocked 3 attempts while earning 9 steals in this contest. The Yellow Jackets committed 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Seminoles to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of them for a rate of 60.9%. Regarding 3-point shots, Florida State converted 3 of their 14 tries (21.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Seminoles shot 24 out of 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The Seminoles allowed the Yellow Jackets to convert 25 of their 57 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.9% in the game. They wrapped up this game 29.2% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 24 and ended up going 19 out of 25 at the free throw line (76.0%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Florida State allowed Georgia Tech to grab 28 in all (7 offensive).
Raiquan Gray ended up being a factor for the Seminoles in the game. He made 7 of 10 for the contest for a rate of 70.0%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Gray totaled 8 rebounds in his 34 minutes and accumulated 2 assists in this contest. One more player that was important for Florida State was M.J. Walker. He accumulated 8 points in his 25 minutes played by going 3 of 5 shooting for this contest. Walker ended up shooting 60.0% from the field as well as totaling 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida State (-13)
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