Florida State Seminoles vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/17/14
North Carolina Tar Heels (17-7) at Florida State Seminoles (15-10)
College Basketball: Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Tucker Center)
The Line: Florida State Seminoles -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
North Carolina travels to Florida State to play the Seminoles on Monday night.
The North Carolina Tar Heels improved to 17-7, 7-4 ACC after beating Pittsburgh at home 75-71 on Saturday afternoon. On the season, the Tar Heels are led by Marcus Paige, who is averaging a team-high 17 points and 4.6 assists per game this season. James Michael McAdoo is averaging a second-best 15 points and a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game. Brice Johnson has stepped up and is averaging 10.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. North Carolina is shooting 45.6% from the field while averaging a solid 75.8 points per game as a team this season. North Carolina ranks 9th in the country in rebounding, pulling down 41.1 boards per game as a team. The Tar Heels, led by Paige are also one of the best distributing teams, averaging 15.7 assists per game this season. North Carolina has won six straight games after losing four out of five to start conference play. The Tar Heels will be on the road for this game; North Carolina is 2-3 on the road in conference play this season.
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The Florida State Seminoles improved to 15-10, 6-7 ACC after beating Wake Forest on the road 67-60 on Saturday. On the year, sophomore Aaron Thomas leads the Seminoles with 13 points per game. Okaro White is averaging a second-best 12.7 points per game while also averaging a team-high 6.8 rebounds per contest. Senior Ian Miller is averaging 12.7 points per game as well and he also averages a team-high 3.2 assists per game. The Seminoles average 71.1 points per game while shooting an impressive 47% from the field as a team this season. Florida State is an average rebounding team at best, pulling down 35.9 boards per game. The Seminoles have lost five out of their last seven games. Florida State will be back home where they have lost two out of their last three games.
North Carolina is playing great right now and I think they have the talent and experience to get another conference win on the road. Florida State has been inconsistent all year and I think they will be overwhelmed by the Tar Heels playmakers and size in the front court. The Tar Heels will make it seven straight wins on Monday night.