Boston College Eagles vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
The Boston College Eagles (12-15) are on their way to Donald L. Tucker Center on Saturday where they will meet the Florida State Seminoles (8-19).
The Boston College Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against Pittsburgh and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-58 in their last contest. Boston College finished with a 33.9% field goal percentage (21 of 62) and knocked down 9 of their 26 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Eagles made 7 of 9 tries for a percentage of 77.8%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned a total of 35 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists in the game as well as creating 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to defending, Boston College allowed the other team to go 43.3% from the field on 26 out of 60 shooting. Pittsburgh dished out 15 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. On top of that, Pittsburgh pulled down 39 rebounds (10 offensive, 29 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Pittsburgh walked away from this one shooting 73.7% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 19 tries. They also made 11 of 25 attempts from downtown. Regarding personal fouls, the Eagles ended up with 21 while Pittsburgh accumulated 13 personal fouls.
Mason Madsen is someone who played a role in this game. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 23 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. He racked up 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting.
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Boston College will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-15 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 15.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Boston College is pulling down 33.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 335 assists for the season, which is 219th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Eagles are shooting 30.8% on shots from distance (149 of 483) and 71.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 66.0 points per outing (321st in the country) while shooting 42.9% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Eagles are able to force 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.4 fouls. They are ranked 221st in college basketball in giving up assists with 346 surrendered on the season. The Eagles defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.1% (693 of 1,537) and they surrender 34.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are surrendering 37.8% on three-point shots and they are 219th in college basketball in opponents PPG (70.8).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Florida State Seminoles went home defeated by a final of 94-54 against Clemson. Concerning team rebounding, Florida State allowed Clemson to grab 34 overall (7 offensive). They finished 48.0% from three-point range by connecting on 12 of 25 and finished the game at 12 of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). The Seminoles allowed Clemson to convert 35 of 58 tries from the floor which had them shooting 60.3% in this contest. Overall, the Seminoles went 21 for 49 from the field which had them sitting at 42.9%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Florida State converted 9 out of 20 tries (45.0%). They were able to convert 3 of the free throw tries for a rate of 37.5%. Clemson committed 16 fouls for this game which got the Seminoles to the free throw line for 8 shots. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Seminoles snagged 15 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 18 in this game.
Jalen Warley was important for the Seminoles for the matchup. He recorded 23 points in his 30 minutes on the court and had 2 assists in this contest. He buried 9 of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 81.8%, and accounted for 4 rebounds.
Florida State has a mark of 8-19 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Seminoles are connecting on 43.9% from the floor, which ranks 225th in the country. Florida State has accounted for 1,879 pts on the year (69.6 per game) and they pull down 31.4 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 14.0 times per contest (118th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per game. The Seminoles have committed 16.3 fouls every game while shooting 72.5% from the free throw line.
The Florida State defense gives up 36.6% from downtown (237 of 647) and their opponents are converting on 75.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 14.6 dimes and 35.7 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 315th and 278th in college basketball. The Seminoles on the defensive side of the court are 336th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 76.3. They are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (287th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida State
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