Florida State Seminoles vs Duke Blue Devils Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Cameron Indoor Stadium is the site where the Duke Blue Devils (22-4) will compete against the Florida State Seminoles (14-11) on Saturday.
The Florida State Seminoles stepped onto the hardwood against Clemson and took home the win by a score of 81-80 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Seminoles ended up walking away with 22 and Clemson recorded 24 fouls. They made 6 out of their 27 attempts from 3-point land. Clemson went 83.3% from the free throw line by burying 30 of their 36 attempts. Furthermore, Clemson had 36 boards (12 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Clemson distributed 14 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. In reference to defending, Florida State allowed the other team to shoot 38.6% from the field on 22 out of 57 shooting. They also distributed 14 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With respect to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Seminoles made 25 of 30 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Florida State ended the game with a 43.6% field goal percentage (24 of 55) and knocked down 8 out of their 19 shots from downtown.
RayQuan Evans is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. He ended up scoring 28 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins played and also totaled 3 rebounds. He went 53.8% from the field and totaled 4 dimes.
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Florida State will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 14-11 this season. They are averaging 71.7 points per outing (165th in the nation) while hitting 43.6% from the floor. The Seminoles are shooting 34.3% from downtown (172 of 502) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Florida State is collecting 35.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 356 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 111th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 12.8 times per game and as a unit they commit 17.0 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Seminoles are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers every game while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. They are surrendering 36.9% from beyond the arc and they rank 227th in D-1 in opponents points per game (70.6). The Seminoles defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.1% (613 of 1,391) and they concede 34.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 262nd in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 342 relinquished so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Duke Blue Devils went home victorious with a score of 76-74 when they faced Wake Forest. The Blue Devils were able to pull down 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 37 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 7 steals in this contest. Wake Forest was called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Blue Devils to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 16 of those for a rate of 84.2%. In reference to 3-pointers, Duke made 8 of 23 tries (34.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Blue Devils finished 26 for 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.6%. The Blue Devils permitted Wake Forest to convert 27 out of their 65 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.5% for the contest. They finished shooting 38.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 12 out of 31 and ended up going 8 out of 10 from the free throw line (80.0%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Duke allowed Wake Forest to snag 36 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Mark Williams pitched in for the Blue Devils for this game. He buried 8 out of 11 for the game for a rate of 72.7%, and earned 10 rebounds. He scored 16 points in his 26 mins on the court and had 1 assist in the game.
Duke has a win-loss mark of 22-4 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Blue Devils are connecting on 48.2% from the floor, which is 18th in Division 1. Duke has accounted for 2,074 pts for the season (79.8 per contest) and they grab 39.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 17.0 times per game (11th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 10.7 times per game. The Blue Devils are responsible for committing 13.9 fouls per contest while shooting 73.2% from the charity stripe.
The Duke defense gives up 29.6% on 3-point shots (163 of 551) and their opponents are making 65.8% of their free throw attempts. They give up 13.0 assists and 34.8 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 208th and 191st in those categories. The Blue Devils on defense are ranked 67th in the nation in PPG allowed with 65.1. They are able to force 11.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.3% from the field (41st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Duke
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