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NCAA hoops odds preview - Florida State vs. North Carolina

Florida State SeminolesNorth Carolina Tar Heels
March 3, 2:00 PM | Dean Smith Center

Florida State Seminoles vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD20-8

The North Carolina Tar Heels hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Florida State Seminoles pay a visit to Dean Smith Center on the college basketball betting menu.

North Carolina battles the Seminoles, currently sitting with a 15-13 mark (10-15-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-14 for the Tar Heels and 15-10 for the Seminoles.

View Florida State vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with North Carolina in this one found them as 12.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tar Heels rated this week at No. 44 and the Seminoles sitting at No. 266. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 79-70 result in favor of the Tar Heels.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina's No. 13 nationally ranked offense (77.7 points per game) against a Seminoles defense that sits as the No. 222 at 68.2 PPG. The Tar Heels have been averaging 44.2% from the field, less than the Seminoles have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Defensively, Florida State features the nation's No. 167-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida State won its last outing, a 76-62 result against Wake Forest on February 26. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Michael Snaer scored 24 points leading the Seminoles to a 76-62 victory over Wake Forest at Tucker Center on Tuesday.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 68-59 winner as they battled Clemson on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. North Carolina earned a 68-59 victory over Clemson on Thursday, getting 16 points from Dexter Strickland at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Virginia are 4-6
After playing Wake Forest are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Maryland are 9-1
After playing Clemson are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Seminoles at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State's last 6 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Florida State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Florida State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 6 games when playing Florida State
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games

Next up:
Florida State home to Virginia, Thursday, March 7
North Carolina at Maryland, Wednesday, March 6