NCAA hoops odds preview - Florida State vs. North Carolina
Florida State Seminoles vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
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.
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.
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
Florida State home to Virginia, Thursday, March 7
North Carolina at Maryland, Wednesday, March 6