Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 2/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, FL
Donald L. Tucker Center is the location where the Florida State Seminoles (8-16) will take on the Syracuse Orange (14-10) on Wednesday.
The Syracuse Orange faced Boston College and went home with a win by a final score of 77-68 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Orange finished with 8 while Boston College finished the game with 19 personal fouls. They converted 11 of their 35 shots from beyond the arc. Boston College finished shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 3 of 4 attempts. In addition, Boston College pulled down 30 rebounds (12 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Boston College earned 20 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Regarding defense, Syracuse allowed the other team to go 41.5% from the floor on 27 out of 65 shooting. They also distributed 15 assists for the game as well as creating 11 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In terms of rebounding, they compiled a total of 25 with 5 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Orange made 21 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 87.5%. Syracuse finished the contest with a 51.0% FG percentage (26 of 51) and buried 4 of 14 shots from 3-point land.
Jesse Edwards is one player who was a contributor for the matchup. He ended up shooting 80.0% from the field and recorded 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes and also collected 7 rebounds. He recorded 27 points on 12 of 15 shooting.
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Syracuse comes into this game with a mark of 14-10 on the season. They are turning it over 11.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 13.8 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Syracuse is pulling in 35.2 rebounds per contest and has totaled 358 dimes this season, which has them ranked 68th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Orange are shooting 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (149 of 412) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 74.5 points per game (119th in college hoops) while shooting 47.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Orange have forced 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 16.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 362nd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 437 relinquished this year. The Orange are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.7% (612 of 1,466) and they relinquish 35.8 boards per game as a unit. They give up 34.0% on three-point shots and they rank 210th in D-1 in PPG allowed (70.5).
When they last played, the Florida State Seminoles got the win with a final of 81-78 when they played Louisville. The Seminoles recorded 22 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 31 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 6 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. Louisville was called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which took the Seminoles to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to make 13 of them for a percentage of 68.4%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Florida State buried 8 out of 23 attempts (34.8%). When the game finished, the Seminoles went 30 out of 62 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.4%. The Seminoles permitted Louisville to knock down 29 of their 62 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.8% in this game. They went 35.7% from distance by connecting on 10 of 28 and ended up shooting 10 out of 11 at the free throw line (90.9%). With respect to how they rebounded, Florida State allowed Louisville to snag 31 in total (7 offensive).
Cameron Corhen ended up having an impact for the Seminoles in this game. He buried 7 out of 12 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and had 5 rebounds. He totaled 16 points in his 29 mins of playing time and totaled 2 dimes for the contest.
Florida State has a win-loss record of 8-16 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Seminoles are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which has them ranked 206th in college hoops. Florida State has accounted for 1,683 points for the year (70.1 per game) and they collect 31.6 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 13.9 times per contest (128th in the country) and they are giving up possession 12.3 times per contest. The Seminoles commit 16.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 72.5% from the charity stripe.
The Florida State defense gives up 36.7% on shots from distance (209 of 570) and opponents are connecting on 74.8% of their free throw attempts. They allow 14.6 assists and 35.6 rebounds every game, which is 316th and 278th in those defensive categories. The Seminoles defensively are ranked 327th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 75.3. They have forced 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (264th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Syracuse
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