USC Upstate Spartans vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 12/13/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USC Upstate Spartans vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Donald L. Tucker Center is where the Florida State Seminoles (2-9) will attempt to beat the USC Upstate Spartans (5-4) on Tuesday.
The USC Upstate Spartans played South Carolina State and notched a win by a score of 89-84 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Spartans ended up walking away with 22 and South Carolina State had 27 personal fouls. They made 7 out of their 24 shots from long range. South Carolina State ended up going 88.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 23 of their 26 attempts. Additionally, South Carolina State pulled down 39 rebounds (14 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. South Carolina State distributed 12 assists and had 6 steals in the game. In regard to defense, USC Upstate allowed the other team to shoot 45.8% from the field on 27 out of 59 shooting. They also distributed 18 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and getting 12 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned 28 with 13 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Spartans buried 27 of 36 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. USC Upstate ended the game having earned a 42.9% FG percentage (27 of 63) and made 8 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Jordan Gainey is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He accumulated 28 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 44 minutes and also totaled 1 board. He ended up shooting 45.0% from the field and also recorded 5 dimes.
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USC Upstate enters this contest with a record of 5-4 on the campaign. They are averaging 71.9 points per outing (196th in college hoops) while hitting 47.3% from the floor. The Spartans are connecting on 35.4% on shots from 3-point land (56 of 158) and 65.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, USC Upstate is pulling in 30.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 113 assists for the season, which ranks 305th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Spartans are forcing 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They are conceding 28.4% on shots from downtown while they are 247th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.4). The Spartans defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.4% (229 of 516) and they relinquish 37.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 89th in the nation in allowing assists with 107 relinquished this season.
When they last played, the Florida State Seminoles walked away with a victory by a final of 75-53 against Louisville. The Seminoles were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. Louisville had 17 fouls for this game which took the Seminoles to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Florida State made 7 of their 19 attempts (36.8%). Overall, the Seminoles finished 28 out of 62 from the field which had them shooting 45.2%. The Seminoles allowed Louisville to make 20 out of 57 tries from the field which had them shooting 35.1% in this game. They finished shooting 39.1% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 23 and ended up shooting 4 out of 9 at the free throw line (44.4%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Florida State allowed Louisville to snag 30 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Caleb Mills ended up being a factor for the Seminoles in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 12 in this contest for a rate of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. He racked up 16 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the contest.
Florida State has a mark of 2-9 for the campaign. The Seminoles commit 17.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 71.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.7 times per contest (235th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. Florida State has accounted for 730 pts on the season (66.4 per game) and they collect 33.2 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Seminoles are shooting 41.0% from the field, which ranks 322nd in the nation.
The Seminoles on the defensive end are ranked 268th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 72.5. They are able to force 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (180th in college basketball). The Florida State defense surrenders 32.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (83 of 254) and their opposition makes 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 15.4 dimes and 38.6 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 328th and 339th in college hoops.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take USC Upstate
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