Mercer Bears vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 11/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Mercer Bears vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
The Mercer Bears (2-2) are hitting the road to Donald L. Tucker Center on Monday where they will try to defeat the Florida State Seminoles (0-4).
The Mercer Bears faced off with Winthrop and took home the win by a score of 77-68 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Bears finished with 15 and Winthrop had 15 fouls. They also buried 9 of 15 shots from distance. Winthrop finished the game at 72.2% from the free throw line by making 13 of their 18 tries. On top of that, Winthrop grabbed 24 rebounds (5 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't have a block. Winthrop distributed 12 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Pertaining to defense, Mercer allowed their opponent to shoot 42.6% from the field on 23 out of 54 shooting. They also doled out 24 dimes for the contest in addition to creating 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they earned 31 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bears knocked down 10 of their 15 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Mercer wrapped up the contest with a 51.8% FG percentage (29 out of 56) and converted 9 of 26 shots from 3-point land.
Kamar Robertson is one guy who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He played 40 mins and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 58.3% from the field and also recorded 3 assists.
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Mercer heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 2-2 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Mercer is pulling down 36.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 87 assists so far this season, which ranks 13th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Bears are shooting 37.3% from downtown (31 of 83) and 65.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 88.3 points per contest (24th in the nation) while shooting 53.6% from the field.
On defense, the Bears are forcing 14.3 turnovers every game and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They surrender 36.8% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 276th in college basketball in points per game allowed (73.5). The Bears defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (101 of 233) and they concede 31.3 boards per game as a team. They rank 175th in college basketball in allowing assists with 48 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Florida State Seminoles took a loss by a score of 76-67 when they played Florida. Regarding attacking the glass, Florida State allowed Florida to snag 40 in all (12 offensive). They shot 17.6% from three-point range by hitting 3 of 17 and ended up going 25 out of 31 from the charity stripe (80.6%). The Seminoles allowed Florida to bury 24 out of 60 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0% for the contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Seminoles went 25 for 61 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.0%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Florida State buried 3 of their 16 tries (18.8%). They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a clip of 93.3%. Florida earned 16 fouls in this game which got the Seminoles to the free throw line for 15 shots. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Seminoles collected 22 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 28 for this game.
Matthew Cleveland pitched in for the Seminoles for the game. He made 5 of 12 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 41.7%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. He earned 14 points in his 35 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in this game.
Florida State has a mark of 0-4 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Seminoles are shooting 42.7% from the field, which is 237th in college basketball. Florida State has totaled 267 pts this year (66.8 per game) and they collect 30.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 11.3 times per game (298th in college hoops) and they turn it over 14.3 times per contest. The Seminoles are committing 19.5 fouls per contest and they hit 67.1% from the free throw line.
The Florida State defense gives up 37.1% on shots from distance (36 of 97) and opponents are knocking down 70.6% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 15.0 assists and 41.0 boards per game, which has them ranked 313th and 346th in college hoops. The Seminoles on the defensive side of the court are 306th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 76.5. They are able to force 12.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.2% from the floor (193rd in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Mercer
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