Florida State Seminoles vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 2/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
The NC State Wolfpack (17-5) are welcoming the Florida State Seminoles (7-15) at PNC Arena on Wednesday.
The Florida State Seminoles stepped onto the hardwood against Clemson and went home with a loss by a final score of 82-81 in their last game. Florida State ended the game with a 43.5% field goal percentage (27 of 62) and made 13 of their 30 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Seminoles converted 14 of their 20 tries for a rate of 70.0%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned 26 with 7 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists for the game while creating 18 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to defense, Florida State allowed their opponent to shoot 47.2% from the floor on 25 of 53 shooting. Clemson recorded 12 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. Additionally, Clemson grabbed 36 boards (8 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't have a block. Clemson ended up going 75.9% when shooting free throws by making 22 of 29 shots. They also buried 10 of 32 shots from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Seminoles ended up with 27 while Clemson accounted for 21 personal fouls.
Matthew Cleveland is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. He finished with 18 points on 6 of 16 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins and also collected 4 boards. He finished shooting 37.5% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists.
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Florida State enters this matchup with a mark of 7-15 this season. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Florida State is pulling down 31.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 301 assists for the year, which ranks 145th in the country in terms of passing. The Seminoles are shooting 34.8% on shots from downtown (148 of 425) and 73.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.8 pts per contest (228th in college hoops) while connecting on 43.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Seminoles are forcing 12.1 turnovers per game while drawing 16.3 fouls. They are giving up 35.8% on shots from distance and they are 309th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (74.3). The Seminoles are allowing a FG percentage of 44.5% (578 of 1,299) and they concede 35.4 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 311th in college basketball in giving up assists with 326 surrendered on the year.
When they last played, the NC State Wolfpack walked away with a victory by a final of 79-77 when they faced Wake Forest. When talking about attacking the glass, North Carolina State allowed Wake Forest to pull down 35 in all (7 offensive). They went 33.3% from three-point range by going 7 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 22 from the free throw line (81.8%). The Wolfpack allowed Wake Forest to make 26 of their 60 tries from the floor which had them shooting 43.3% for this game. Overall, the Wolfpack ended up shooting 32 out of 69 from the field which had them at 46.4%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, North Carolina State knocked down 8 of 17 tries (47.1%). They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 43.8%. Wake Forest earned 14 personal fouls for the game which took the Wolfpack to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They also gave up possession 5 times, while getting 3 steals for the contest. The Wolfpack collected 26 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in this game.
D.J. Burns was important for the Wolfpack for this game. He totaled 31 points in his 32 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for the game. He buried 14 of 26 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and earned 9 rebounds.
North Carolina State has a win-loss record of 17-5 so far this season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wolfpack are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which is ranked 152nd in the country. North Carolina State has accumulated 1,744 pts on the season (79.3 per game) and they grab 37.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 13.6 times per contest (159th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 9.9 times per game. The Wolfpack have committed 18.0 personal fouls every game and they go 71.9% from the free throw line.
The North Carolina State defense concedes 30.8% on shots from 3-point land (129 of 419) and opponents are knocking down 71.8% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 11.5 assists and 35.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 98th and 242nd in Division 1. The Wolfpack on the defensive end are ranked 195th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 70.0. They are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (202nd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida State
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