North Carolina vs. Florida State - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida State Seminoles (10-9) at North Carolina Tar Heels (15-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Florida State Seminoles face off on Saturday at the Dean E. Smith Center in ACC college basketball action.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-4 this season and they have won their last four games. UNC is averaging 79.4 points and they are shooting 46.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.3 points and their opponents are shooting 36.8 percent. Marcus Paige leads the Tar Heels averaging 13.5 points per game. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, Brice Johnson is averaging 11.7 points and 7.4 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averaging 10.1 points. North Carolina is ranked 15th in the nation and they are 7-2 at home this season.
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The Florida State Seminoles are 10-9 this season and are coming off of a win that ended a three game losing skid. FSU is averaging 68.7 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.8 percent. Montay Brandon leads the Seminoles averaging 13.2 points and 5.6 rebounds. Xavier Rantham-Mayes is averaging 12.7 points, and Devon Bookert is averaging 10.5 points. Florida State is 1-4 on the road this season and 2-4 in ACC play.
North Carolina is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 2-9 against the spread against the ACC, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Florida State is 2-6-1 against the spread following a win, 1-8 against the spread in their last nine road games, and 0-6-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. UNC has covered the point spread in their last four games against FSU.
UNC is a big favorite here and hey look to be up to the task as well so my free pick is on the Tar Heels to cover the number.