Florida State Seminoles vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the North Carolina vs Florida State battle Friday at Greensboro Coliseum as the Tar Heels look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This is a conference playoff game in the ACC Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Greensboro Coliseum).
The Tar Heels currently sports a 22-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-10 ATS. The Seminoles are 18-14 and 13-16-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tar Heels produce a 12-17 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Seminoles have gone 16-13 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tar Heels at No. 34 and the Seminoles at No. 271 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-69 result in favor of the Tar Heels.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 77 PPG, against a Seminoles defense that ranks No. 210 at 68 PPG. The Tar Heels field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, almost the same as the Seminoles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.
Defensively, Florida State features the nation's No. 188-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.
Florida State was a 73-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Clemson. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Florida State earned a 73-69 victory over Clemson on Thursday, getting 24 points from Okaro White at Greensboro Coliseum.
North Carolina lost its last outing, a 69-53 result against Duke on March 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. North Carolina got 15 points from James Michael McAdoo but lost anyway, 69-53, to Duke on Saturday at Dean Smith Center.