Florida State Seminoles host North Carolina Tar Heels in college basketball action
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Florida State Seminoles Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Tucker Center Saturday as host Florida State looks to handle the North Carolina Tar Heels in NCAA hoops action.
The Seminoles sport records of 10-5 and 8-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tar Heels have 10-5 and 7-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-3 for the Seminoles and 6-7 for the Tar Heels.
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 28-rated North Carolina taking on the No. 82-rated Seminoles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-78 win for the Tar Heels on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Florida State's No. 168-rated squad against North Carolina's No. 4-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Florida State rates No. 83 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 73 nationally with 7.3 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina owns the country's No. 213-rated mark, allowing 72.4 points per game on the highway. Florida State, on the other hand, rates No. 136 in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Carolina was a 68-59 loser at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. James Michael McAdoo scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Tar Heels to a win (they lost 68-59 to Miami at Dean Smith Center on Thursday).
Last time out for Florida State, they were a 65-62 winner as they battled Maryland on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. The Seminoles grabbed a 65-62 win over the Terrapins on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Okaro White at Comcast Center.
North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Maryland are 9-1
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Virginia are 5-5
After playing Maryland are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Tar Heels at Seminoles trends to consider:
North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida State
North Carolina is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida State's last 5 games when playing North Carolina
Florida State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State's last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina
North Carolina home to Maryland, Saturday, January 19
Florida State at Virginia, Saturday, January 19