Florida State Seminoles vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 12/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
The Florida State Seminoles (1-8) are traveling to John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday where they will go up against the Virginia Cavaliers (6-0).
The Florida State Seminoles faced off with Purdue and ended up losing by a score of 79-69 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Seminoles walked away with 24 and Purdue had 15 personal fouls. They made 5 out of their 18 shots from downtown. Purdue went 71.0% from the charity stripe by burying 22 of 31 attempts. Moreover, Purdue pulled down 41 boards (9 offensive, 32 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Purdue dished out 14 assists and had 1 steal in the game. In reference to defending, Florida State allowed their opponent to shoot 46.4% from the field on 26 out of 56 shooting. They also dished out 10 dimes in this matchup in addition to creating 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Seminoles converted 12 of their 14 shots for a rate of 85.7%. Florida State finished the contest with a 37.9% field goal percentage (25 out of 66) and made 7 out of their 22 shots from distance.
Darin Green is one player who was a contributor for this contest. He walked away from this one shooting 58.3% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and collected 2 rebounds. He left the arena with 23 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
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Florida State will enter this game with a win-loss record of 1-8 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per game and as a team are committing 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Florida State is grabbing 31.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 115 dimes this season, which ranks 90th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Seminoles are hitting 31.7% from downtown (51 of 161) and 69.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 66.4 points per game (299th in the nation) while hitting 41.5% from the floor.
On defense, the Seminoles are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.1 fouls. They are giving up 32.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 325th in college basketball in opponents points per game (75.8). The Seminoles defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.1% (244 of 553) and they concede 39.4 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 356th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 146 relinquished for the season.
When they last played, the Virginia Cavaliers went home victorious with a score of 70-68 when they faced Michigan. The Cavaliers were able to collect 19 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 23 in this contest. They turned the ball over 7 times, while earning 7 steals for the contest. Michigan committed 16 personal fouls for the contest which took the Cavaliers to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 12 of those for a percentage of 63.2%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Virginia made 4 of 8 tries (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cavaliers finished 27 for 53 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.9%. The Cavaliers permitted Michigan to convert 26 out of their 49 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 53.1% for the game. They went 42.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 out of 19 and ended up shooting 8 of 10 at the free throw line (80.0%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Virginia permitted Michigan to pull down 28 in total (5 offensive).
Reece Beekman ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers for the contest. He converted 7 out of 10 in the game for a field goal percentage of 70.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He tallied 18 points in his 38 minutes on the court and accounted for 5 assists in this contest.
Virginia has a mark of 6-0 on the season. The Cavaliers commit 14.5 fouls per game and they shoot 72.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.5 times per game (43rd in college basketball) and they turn it over 9.5 times per game. Virginia has totaled 460 pts for the campaign (76.7 per contest) and they average 32.3 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Cavaliers are hitting on 50.0% from the field, which ranks 25th in the nation.
The Cavaliers on the defensive end are ranked 30th in college basketball in points given up per game with 59.3. They are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (201st in the nation). The Virginia defense allows 35.3% on shots from 3-point land (42 of 119) and their opposition knocks down 65.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 9.3 assists and 28.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 29th and 4th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Virginia
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