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Seminoles open as college hoops underdog vs Tar Heels

North Carolina Tar HeelsFlorida State Seminoles
Jan 14, 2:00 PM | Tucker Center

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Florida State Seminoles Odds

15-2TEAM RECORD10-6

The Florida State Seminoles will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Tar Heels at Tucker Center in NCAAB action.

This season, the Seminoles are 10-6 overall and 7-7 ATS ATS, while the Tar Heels are 15-2 and 9-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Florida State boasts a 6-7-1 on the OU, and North Carolina is 7-8-1.

View North Carolina vs Florida State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Florida State in this one will find them as 7-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Seminoles and the No. 8-rated Tar Heels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 92-80 win for the Tar Heels on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida State's No. 139-ranked offense, averaging 70.1 PPG, against a Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 156 at 65.8 PPG. The Seminoles field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, less than the Tar Heels marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina owns the country's No. 112-rated mark, allowing 67.7 points per game on the highway. Florida State, on the other hand, rates No. 135 in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Carolina was a 73-56 winner at home against Miami. They covered the 16.5-point spread as favorites. North Carolina earned a 73-56 victory over Miami on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Tyler Zeller at Dean Smith Center.

Last time out for Florida State, they were a 63-59 winner as they battled Virginia Tech on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. Florida State earned a 63-59 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Bernard James at Cassell Coliseum.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Virginia Tech are 8-2
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Maryland are 8-2
After playing Virginia Tech are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Tar Heels at Seminoles trends to consider:
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida State
North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of North Carolina's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida State's last 6 games
Florida State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State's last 5 games when playing North Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida State's last 6 games when playing at home against North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina at Virginia Tech, Thursday, January 19
Florida State home to Maryland, Tuesday, January 17

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