Pittsburgh Panthers vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 2/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
The Pittsburgh Panthers (8-16) are on their way to Donald L. Tucker Center on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Florida State Seminoles (13-9).
The Pittsburgh Panthers took the court against Virginia Tech and went home with a loss by a final score of 74-47 in their last game. Pittsburgh wrapped up the game with a 37.5% FG percentage (15 of 40) and made 10 out of their 20 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Panthers buried 7 of 9 tries for a rate of 77.8%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 18 with 0 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 11 assists in this contest in addition to creating 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With respect to defense, Pittsburgh allowed 52.7% from the floor on 29 of 55 shooting. Virginia Tech dished out 20 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. In addition, Virginia Tech collected 35 rebounds (9 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Virginia Tech finished 50.0% at the free throw line by burying 3 of their 6 attempts. They also converted 13 of their 27 tries from three-point range. When talking about fouls, the Panthers ended up with 14 and Virginia Tech finished the game with 12 fouls.
Femi Odukale is one guy who played a role in the game. He finished the game at 62.5% from the field and earned 4 assists. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins and snagged 1 rebound. He racked up 16 points on 5 of 8 shooting.
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Pittsburgh will enter this matchup with a record of 8-16 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 61.8 points per game (344th in the nation) while hitting 41.5% from the field. The Panthers are hitting 32.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (129 of 400) and 69.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Pittsburgh is snagging 34.3 boards per game and has tallied 262 dimes for the season, which is 265th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 15.5 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Panthers are able to force 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are surrendering 35.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 125th in the country in PPG allowed (67.0). The Panthers defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.1% (566 of 1,313) and they concede 31.3 boards per contest as a group. They are 323rd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 344 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Florida State Seminoles took a defeat with a final score of 68-60 against Wake Forest. The Seminoles were able to corral 20 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 34 in this game. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while recording 15 steals for the game. Wake Forest was called for 15 personal fouls in the game which got the Seminoles to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a rate of 66.7%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Florida State made 4 of 19 attempts (21.1%). When the game finished, the Seminoles walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 67 from the field which gave them a rate of 32.8%. The Seminoles allowed Wake Forest to bury 26 of 57 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.6% for the contest. They finished 36.4% from downtown by connecting on 8 of 22 and finished the game at 8 of 15 from the free throw line (53.3%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Florida State permitted Wake Forest to collect 43 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Harrison Prieto was important for the Seminoles in this contest. He racked up 13 points in his 26 mins on the court and had 1 assist for this game. He made 5 out of 9 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and had 13 rebounds.
Florida State has a win-loss record of 13-9 on the season. The Seminoles have committed 16.5 fouls per game while shooting 70.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.5 times per game (92nd in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per game. Florida State has earned 1,586 pts for the season (72.1 per game) and they snag 35.1 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Seminoles are shooting 44.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 157th in the country.
The Seminoles defensively are ranked 207th in college hoops in points given up per game with 69.8. They are forcing 15.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.2% from the field (253rd in college basketball). The Florida State defense concedes 37.5% on 3-point shots (197 of 525) and their opponents are knocking down 70.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 13.5 assists and 33.5 rebounds every game, which is ranked 255th and 123rd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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