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Florida State vs. Michigan Prediction, Picks, and Preview for 3/28/2021

Florida State takes on Michigan on 3/28/2021 at 5:00PM.

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Florida State Team Defense Preview

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They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating. Defensively, they are above average at stifling opponent ball movement. Opponents are a little bit disjointed against them. Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the country. There is greater diversity of shot selection against them. Not a team that faces a heavy barrage of three point shots. They feature a decent perimeter defense that is able to force some bad three point shots. They are doing a great job forcing terrible mid-range shots, they are among the leaders in the country at keeping opponents from getting optimal looks at the basket. This team has strong shot blockers, they are among the best in the conference. There is a lot of work to do here on the defensive glass, if they are going to take the next step, forcing bad shots and one-and-outs need to be a priority.

Florida State Team Offense Preview

Getting excited about an offensive efficiency of 110.1 is going a bit overboard with an above-average offense. And nothing more than that. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. Compared to the rest of the league, there is a sense of neutrality about ball movement to set up 2 point shots. This team is average at committing turnovers, but that is not necessarily good enough.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.544, which considered to be above average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.576 which considered to be above average. They attempt 0.35 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in College Basketball. They made 0.382 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. Getting to the Free Throw Line is a neutral part of the offensive mindset and approach. They made 0.739 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team. They rebounded 34.3% of their missed shots. This is an above average offensive rebounding team.

Michigan Team Defense Preview

They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating. Want to score against this defense? They are not going to make it easy. If your movement without the ball and ball movement is not good, you will need to rely more heroic plays and challenging drives to the basket. Sometimes defenses are very focused on forcing bad shots and getting the defensive rebound. Is there anything to support this? It may be just possible that this is a passive defense.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the country. Scheduling and defensive approach are why opponents take so few three point shots against them on a relative basis. They feature a decent perimeter defense that is able to force some bad three point shots. They are doing a great job forcing terrible mid-range shots, they are among the leaders in the country at keeping opponents from getting optimal looks at the basket. Nothing will blow you away about their ability to block shots. Their defensive rebounding is above average relative to other teams.

Michigan Team Offense Preview

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Getting excited about an offensive efficiency of 112.4 is going a bit overboard with an above-average offense. And nothing more than that. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They like to use ball movement to set up shot attempts in two point range. They do an above average job protecting the basketball and making decisions on offense.

Their Effective Field Goal Rate is 0.552, which considered to be above average. Their True Shooting Percentage is 0.587 which considered to be above average. They attempt 0.349 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in College Basketball. They made 0.385 of their shots from three point range. They are an above average three point shooting team. The Charity Stripe is not an emphasized part of the offense. They made 0.78 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team. They successfully retrieved 29.1% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Florida State Roster

The Players to Watch for Florida State

M.J. Walker 6-5 213 pound Guard

M.J. Walker sports a 15.4 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

M.J. Walker attempted 0.495 of his shots from three point range. He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. M.J. Walker shot 0.436 from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. M.J. Walker shot 0.447 inside the perimeter. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, M.J. Walker is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but M.J. Walker is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Raiquan Gray 6-8 260 pound Forward

Raiquan Gray has a 22.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Raiquan Gray attempted 0.146 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Raiquan Gray shot 0.267 from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.557 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Raiquan Gray has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Scottie Barnes 6-9 227 pound Guard

Scottie Barnes sports a 22.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Scottie Barnes attempted 0.201 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. Scottie Barnes shot 0.297 from long range this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.565 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

Scottie Barnes has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Anthony Polite 6-6 215 pound Guard

Anthony Polite has a 19.9 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Anthony Polite this season has 0.517 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Anthony Polite shot 0.44 from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.557 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

You can expect him to crash the boards on a consistent basis on the offensive end, his success is better than most. His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Anthony Polite has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. An aggressive defender who is among the best at successfully forcing live ball turnovers in every which way. He learned the Art of the Steal.

Malik Osborne 6-9 225 pound Forward

Malik Osborne has a 14.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Malik Osborne this season has 0.45 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Malik Osborne shot 0.333 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.491 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Malik Osborne is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Balsa Koprivica 7-1 240 pound Center

Balsa Koprivica sports a 25.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. He is considered one of the key players on the floor when he is out there playing.

Offensive Breakdown

Balsa Koprivica this season has 0.007 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 1.0 of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.6 of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Balsa Koprivica has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

RayQuan Evans 6-4 210 pound Guard

RayQuan Evans has a 10.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. This season, he is a bit of a non-factor on the floor. The hope is that this season he can improve and show what he can do. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

RayQuan Evans this season has 0.255 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. RayQuan Evans shot 0.36 from long range this season. This season, he would be considered an average three point shooter. He made 0.37 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. He is not efficient in his scoring attempts regardless of where it takes place.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

The Michigan Roster

The Players to Watch for Michigan

Mike Smith 5-11 185 pound Guard

Mike Smith sports a 14.1 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Mike Smith this season has 0.374 of his shots attempted from 3 point range This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. Mike Smith shot 0.425 from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.426 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. His ability to score is not necessarily anything to behold and amassing points in his case is a matter of volume rather than efficiency.

This season, when shots were missed, Mike Smith is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is one of the best at creating scoring opportunities for his teammates. He is a turnover prone player and he is a target for defenses. Playing more physical against him or making sure to jump his passes may be a good idea.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. He is not a shot blocker. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Franz Wagner 6-9 220 pound Guard

Franz Wagner has a 22.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Franz Wagner attempted 0.39 of his shots from three point range. This season, he does not stand out as a player who attempted a lot of shots from downtown. He made 0.372 of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.571 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Franz Wagner has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. Watch out on the passing lanes, he will use his length and athleticism to force turnovers. He may even pick your pocket, opponents should be wary.

Eli Brooks 6-1 185 pound Guard

Eli Brooks has a 16.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. He is not a very active participant on the floor. He may even be considered just a screener or a warm body out there.

Offensive Breakdown

Eli Brooks this season has 0.484 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. Eli Brooks shot 0.409 from long range this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. He made 0.455 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is very inefficient inside the perimeter taking long jump shots and not showing an ability to finish at the rim. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

This season, when shots were missed, Eli Brooks is certainly not there to help his team get a second chance opportunity.He is a stronger distributor than most that is for sure, but he is not among the elite. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Eli Brooks has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He does not put an effort to attacking the glass and pulling down rebounds. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. A capable enough defender to be disruptive, but Eli Brooks is inconsistent in his efforts to get steals.

Isaiah Livers 6-7 230 pound Forward

Isaiah Livers has a 20.5 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. There is potential for much more this season than his campaign this season. Consider that he is one of the better players in the conference and he can mean much more. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Isaiah Livers this season has 0.52 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.431 of his three point shots fired this season. He is a sharpshooter from long range and his ability to shoot three point shots must be respected. Isaiah Livers shot 0.486 inside the perimeter. He is not a remarkable scorer inside the perimeter. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.His ability to distribute the ball to his teammates is on-par with others in College Basketball. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

Isaiah Livers has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. He is a leader in his conference as a defensive rebounder. A strong shot-blocker who must be accounted for by opponents looking to attack the basket or post up on him. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Hunter Dickinson 7-1 255 pound Center

Hunter Dickinson sports a 26.8 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. He is among the best in the conference and even in the country as far as his on-the-court contributions. Definitely, a player to watch and opponents will have him scouted. Few teams have a player like him to take on that much of the workload.

Offensive Breakdown

Hunter Dickinson attempted 0.017 of his shots from three point range. He is not considered a frequent shooter from three point range. He made 0.0 of his three point shots fired this season. He comes into this season viewed as a poor three point shooter. He made 0.616 of his two point shots attempted this season. He gets his work done inside the restricted arc and has shown a strong ability to finish at the rim while showing great restraint to avoid less optimal shots. He is among the most efficient in his ability to score. As a shooter regardless of where he is, he makes something damaging happen for opponents.

He is one of the best at creating second chance scoring opportunities in the country, his ability to grab offensive rebounds is very difficult to beat. He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is an average player when it comes to his ability to avoid committing turnovers.

Defensive Breakdown

Hunter Dickinson has shown that he may be an elite defensive player going into this season and the expectation is that it should not change. Windex has found their new pitchman and his abilities on the defensive glass certainly warrant such a Dick Vitale-ism. He is one of the best shot-blockers in College Basketball, opponents have to game plan around him and he is an insurance policy of sorts for his team on the defensive end. This may enable them to take more risks defensively knowing he can erase shots. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

Chaundee Brown 6-5 215 pound Guard

Chaundee Brown sports a 15.2 Player Efficiency Rate (PER) this season. In the grand scheme of things, he is an average College Basketball player this season as far as his contributions are concerned. His participation rate is average on the floor, he is not expected to carry the load in any way.

Offensive Breakdown

Chaundee Brown this season has 0.553 of his shots attempted from 3 point range He is considered one of the more frequent three point shooters in the conference. He made 0.398 of his three point shots fired this season. He is considered an above-average three point shooter and a threat who must be contained on the perimeter. He made 0.563 of his two point shots attempted this season. He is a solid finisher at the rim and his shot selection is generally strong inside the perimeter. When he puts up a shot, there is meaning to it. It is of great consequence and he is able to score.

His ability to crash the boards on the offensive end is average.He is not known for his ability to distribute the ball to his teammates. He is among the best in the country at not turning the ball over.

Defensive Breakdown

He is a strong defender who makes a positive impact for his team on the defensive end. He is an average defensive rebounder who is serviceable in his role. His ability to block shots is generally unimportant, it is not an important part of his defensive game. He is also not very adept at being defensively disruptive and forcing live ball turnovers.

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