Pittsburgh Panthers vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Donald L. Tucker Center is where the Florida State Seminoles (8-16) will go up against the Pittsburgh Panthers (17-7) on Saturday.
The Pittsburgh Panthers took the court against Louisville and notched a win by a score of 91-57 in their last contest. Pittsburgh finished the game having earned a 54.9% field goal percentage (28 out of 51) and knocked down 17 of 31 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Panthers made 18 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 23 dimes in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When it comes to defense, Pittsburgh allowed 27.6% from the floor on 16 of 58 shooting. Louisville distributed 11 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, Louisville collected 27 rebounds (14 offensive, 13 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Louisville ended up shooting 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 18 attempts. They also made 10 out of their 27 attempts from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Panthers ended up walking away with 15 and Louisville accounted for 15 fouls.
Nike Sibande is one player who was a major contributor for the contest. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and recorded 1 assist. He saw the court for 23 mins played and also grabbed 5 rebounds. He recorded 15 points on 5 out of 10 shooting.
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Pittsburgh will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 17-7 this year. They are turning it over 12.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Pittsburgh is pulling in 37.2 boards per game and has earned 344 assists so far this year, which is 100th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Panthers are connecting on 36.1% on three-point attempts (225 of 624) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. They average 74.6 points per outing (120th in the nation) while going 45.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Panthers are able to force 11.8 turnovers every game while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. They give up 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 124th in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.5). The Panthers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.8% (582 of 1,427) and they surrender 34.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 159th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 298 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Florida State Seminoles took home the win by a final score of 81-78 when they faced Louisville. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Florida State allowed Louisville to pull down 31 in all (7 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 35.7% from three-point range by going 10 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 11 at the charity stripe (90.9%). The Seminoles permitted Louisville to make 29 out of 62 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.8% in this game. When all was said and done, the Seminoles ended up going 30 for 62 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.4%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Florida State made 8 of their 23 tries (34.8%). They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 68.4%. Louisville earned 16 personal fouls in this contest which took the Seminoles to the free throw line for 19 shots. They turned it over 6 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Seminoles corralled 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this game.
Cameron Corhen was important for the Seminoles in the matchup. He earned 16 points in his 29 mins of playing time and accounted for 2 assists for the contest. He made 7 out of 12 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
Florida State has a win-loss mark of 8-16 for the season. The Seminoles have committed 16.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 72.5% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 13.9 times per contest (128th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 12.3 times per contest. Florida State has accumulated 1,683 pts this year (70.1 per contest) and they pull in 31.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Seminoles are connecting on 44.2% from the field, which is ranked 208th in college basketball.
The Florida State defense surrenders 36.7% on shots from distance (209 of 570) and opponents are converting on 74.8% of their foul shots. They have given up 14.6 dimes and 35.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 316th and 278th in those categories. The Seminoles on defense are ranked 324th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 75.3. They are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (263rd in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Florida State
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