Virginia Tech Hokies vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
The Florida State Seminoles (13-6) will play the Virginia Tech Hokies (10-10) at Donald L. Tucker Center on Saturday.
The Virginia Tech Hokies played Miami and took a loss by a score of 78-75 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Hokies walked away with 9 and Miami recorded 13 fouls. They also converted 11 of 18 shots from downtown. Miami finished the contest at 90.0% at the free throw line by burying 9 of 10 tries. Moreover, Miami pulled down 19 rebounds (4 offensive, 15 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Miami recorded 13 assists and had 10 steals in the matchup. In the matter of defending, Virginia Tech allowed 54.7% from the floor on 29 of 53 shooting. They also recorded 20 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 2 steals. In relation to rebounding, they earned 25 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Hokies knocked down 12 of 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Virginia Tech ended the contest with a 50.0% field goal percentage (25 out of 50) and made 13 of 26 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Darius Maddox is someone who was a factor in this contest. He ended up walking away with 13 points on 4 out of 6 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 15 mins and also collected 3 rebounds. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field and also recorded 4 assists.
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Virginia Tech will enter this game with a mark of 10-10 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.1 times per contest and as a unit they commit 15.0 fouls every game. As a team, Virginia Tech is snagging 32.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 280 dimes so far this season, which is 96th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Hokies are hitting 39.4% on shots from distance (172 of 436) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 69.3 points per game (241st in the nation) on 46.4% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Hokies are able to force 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.4 fouls. They are giving up 30.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 26th in the nation in points per game allowed (61.6). The Hokies defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.9% (456 of 1,088) and they surrender 31.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 143rd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 225 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the court, the Florida State Seminoles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-61 when they faced Georgia Tech. With respect to rebounds, Florida State allowed Georgia Tech to collect 29 overall (8 on the offensive side). They shot 37.0% from distance by hitting 10 out of 27 and ended up shooting 17 out of 24 at the free throw line (70.8%). The Seminoles allowed Georgia Tech to convert 24 out of their 54 tries from the floor which had them at 44.4% in this matchup. When the game finished, the Seminoles finished shooting 22 out of 54 from the floor which had them at 40.7%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Florida State made 7 of 17 attempts (41.2%). They were able to make 10 of those for a rate of 62.5%. Georgia Tech earned 16 fouls in the game which took the Seminoles to the free throw line for 16 tries. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while recording 5 steals in this game. The Seminoles earned 21 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 31 for the matchup.
Naheem McLeod ended up having an impact for the Seminoles for this contest. He scored 10 points in his 18 minutes on the hardwood, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He made 4 of 6 for this game for a rate of 66.7%, and had 7 rebounds.
Florida State has a win-loss mark of 13-6 so far this season. The Seminoles are committing 16.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 69.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.5 times per game (101st in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.0 times per contest. Florida State has totaled 1,385 pts on the year (72.9 per game) and they collect 36.1 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Seminoles are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which ranks 152nd in the nation.
The Seminoles are ranked 178th in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.8. They are able to force 15.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (191st in D-1). The Florida State defense gives up 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (165 of 463) and opponents are knocking down 71.7% of their foul shots. They have given up 13.2 assists and 33.5 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 228th and 121st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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