Florida State Seminoles vs UNLV Rebels Prediction, 11/20/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida State Seminoles vs UNLV Rebels
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL
The UNLV Rebels (1-1) host the Florida State Seminoles (2-0) at Ocean Center on Monday.
The Florida State Seminoles faced Central Michigan and walked away with a win by a score of 94-67 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Seminoles walked away with 21 and Central Michigan racked up 15 fouls. They made 4 of their 19 tries from 3-point land. Central Michigan finished the contest at 54.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 17 of 31 attempts. Additionally, Central Michigan collected 25 boards (8 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Central Michigan doled out 11 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. In regard to defending, Florida State allowed 52.3% from the field on 23 out of 44 shooting. They also distributed 23 assists for the game as well as forcing 21 turnovers and having 13 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 28 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Seminoles buried 12 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Florida State finished the game with a 55.6% FG percentage (35 out of 63) and made 12 out of their 28 shots from distance.
Jamir Watkins is one guy who was a major factor for the contest. He totaled 19 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 18 minutes and also collected 6 boards. He went 75.0% from the field and also earned 2 dimes.
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Florida State heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 2-0 on the campaign. They turn the ball over 14.5 times per game and as a team they are committing 21.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Florida State is pulling in 39.5 rebounds per contest and has tallied 46 dimes for the year, which ranks 146th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Seminoles are shooting 37.7% from downtown (23 of 61) and 67.5% from the free throw line. They average 94.0 pts per contest (17th in Division 1) while going 50.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Seminoles have forced 19.0 turnovers every game while drawing 17.0 fouls. They are giving up 18.2% from beyond the arc and they are 148th in college basketball in points per game allowed (67.0). The Seminoles defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.8% (45 of 113) and they relinquish 36.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 16th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 18 surrendered so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the UNLV Rebels took home the win by a final score of 71-55 against Stetson. The Rebels were able to collect 30 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 43 in this game. They also coughed it up 5 times, while earning 5 steals in the matchup. Stetson was called for 12 personal fouls for this game which took the Rebels to the free throw line for 11 shots. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 63.6%. When it comes to 3-point shots, UNLV made 10 out of 31 attempts (32.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Rebels ended up going 27 for 65 from the field which had them sitting at 41.5%. The Rebels permitted Stetson to bury 21 of their 66 tries from the floor which had them shooting 31.8% for the matchup. They shot 22.6% from 3-point land via 7 of 31 and ended up going 6 out of 9 from the free throw line (66.7%). In the matter of how they rebounded, UNLV allowed Stetson to snag 39 in all (15 on the offensive glass).
Luis Rodriguez pitched in for the Rebels in the matchup. He made 5 out of 15 in this contest giving him a rate of 33.3%, and had 9 rebounds. He totaled 15 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and tallied 3 dimes in this matchup.
UNLV has a record of 1-1 on the season. The Rebels are committing 13.5 personal fouls every game and they shoot 65.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.0 times per game (138th in college hoops) and they turn it over 9.0 times per game. UNLV has scored 142 points for the year (71.0 per game) and they pull down 38.0 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Rebels are shooting 42.0% from the floor, which is 261st in the country.
The UNLV defense allows 36.7% on 3-pointers (18 of 49) and their opposition makes 63.2% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 16.0 assists and 36.5 boards per contest, which is ranked 334th and 217th in college basketball. The Rebels are ranked 197th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 70.0. They have forced 10.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.7% from the floor (243rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UNLV
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