Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
The Florida State Seminoles (13-8) will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-5) at Donald L. Tucker Center on Saturday.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons stepped onto the hardwood against Pittsburgh and walked away with a win by a score of 91-75 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Demon Deacons ended up walking away with 16 while Pittsburgh finished the game with 22 fouls. They converted 7 of 16 tries from beyond the arc. Pittsburgh went 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 15 attempts. On top of that, Pittsburgh pulled down 29 boards (10 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Pittsburgh dished out 13 assists and had 12 steals in this matchup. When discussing defense, Wake Forest allowed the other team to shoot 48.3% from the floor on 29 of 60 shooting. They also recorded 20 assists for this game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When discussing getting rebounds, they earned 29 with 7 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Demon Deacons converted 20 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. Wake Forest wrapped up the contest having earned a 54.9% field goal percentage (28 of 51) and converted 15 of 29 3-pointers.
Alondes Williams is someone who was a factor in this contest. He ended up finishing with 15 points on 4 of 11 shooting. He played 39 mins played and collected 10 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 36.4% from the floor and totaled 9 dimes.
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Wake Forest will enter this game with a mark of 18-5 for the campaign. They cough up possession 13.4 times per game and as a group they commit 15.1 personal fouls per game. As a team, Wake Forest is collecting 36.7 boards per contest and has totaled 347 assists on the campaign, which is 26th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Demon Deacons are hitting 34.2% from downtown (194 of 567) and 74.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 79.8 points per game (22nd in college hoops) while going 48.8% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Demon Deacons are able to force 12.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 261st in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 285 conceded for the year. The Demon Deacons defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.7% (580 of 1,425) and they relinquish 34.2 boards per contest as a unit. They surrender 32.0% on 3-point shots and they rank 196th in college hoops in PPG allowed (69.3).
In their last game, the Florida State Seminoles took a defeat with a final score of 75-69 against Clemson. The Seminoles earned 17 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 20 in the game. They also turned it over 8 times, while recording 9 steals in this game. Clemson was called for 17 personal fouls for the contest which took the Seminoles to the charity stripe for a total of 16 shots. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 62.5%. In regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Florida State converted 7 of 22 tries (31.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Seminoles went 26 for 54 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1%. The Seminoles allowed Clemson to convert 27 out of 52 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 51.9% in this matchup. They shot 40.0% from distance by going 6 of 15 and ended up shooting 15 out of 21 from the free throw line (71.4%). Regarding rebounds, Florida State allowed Clemson to get 35 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Caleb Mills was important for the Seminoles for the matchup. He buried 6 out of 11 for this game giving him a rate of 54.5%, and had 1 rebound. He racked up 16 points in his 31 mins of playing time and accounted for 2 assists in this game.
Florida State has a mark of 13-8 on the year. The Seminoles have committed 16.5 fouls per game and they connect on 70.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.6 times per game (87th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per contest. Florida State has accumulated 1,526 points for the year (72.7 per game) and they average 35.0 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Seminoles are hitting on 45.1% from the floor, which is 129th in Division 1.
The Florida State defense concedes 37.6% on shots from beyond the arc (189 of 503) and opponents are converting on 71.5% of their free throw attempts. They allow 13.4 dimes and 33.0 rebounds per contest, which is 244th and 93rd in college basketball. The Seminoles on defense are ranked 210th in college hoops in points given up per game with 69.9. They are forcing 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (256th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida State
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