Tar Heels vs. Seminoles Prediction
The fifth-ranked Florida State Seminoles will look to send the struggling North Carolina Tar Heels to another Atlantic Coast Conference loss tonight. Can host FSU win by enough to cover the number?
Monday, February 3, 2020
Donald L. Tucker Center at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Seminoles are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 143.5 points. As of Monday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting UNC. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Tar Heels edged by Eagles
North Carolina lost by a score of 71-70 at home Saturday night versus Boston College to drop to 10-11 overall and 3-7 in conference action. The Tar Heels surrendered a pair of free throws with 17.5 seconds remaining which proved to be the difference. Cole Anthony led UNC with 26 points off the bench on 5-of-14 shooting including 2-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 14-of-14 at the free throw line. He also registered five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Brandon Robinson contributed 12 points and three boards. Armando Bacot had 11 points and 10 caroms. Garrison Brooks added 10 points, 10 rebounds and two assists.
Vessell guides Seminoles to win
Florida State rolled to a 74-63 win Saturday at Virginia Tech to improve to 18-3 overall and 8-2 in conference play. Devin Vassell was the lone Seminoles player in double figures for scoring as he poured in 27 points on 8-of-10 from the field while tying an ACC record by going a perfect 7-of-7 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also recorded three rebounds and three boards. Wyatt Wilkes added eight points and two assists off the bench. Florida State outscored the Hokies 40-34 in the second half to pull away.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tar Heels are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The underdog is 0-3-1 ATS in the last four meetings.
The Seminoles are 1-4 ATS in their last four games. Florida State is 1-4 ATS in its last five Monday games.
This is nothing short of a disastrous season for North Carolina, a program with a proud tradition of success. While the Tar Heels had previously briefly righted the ship with back-to-back wins over average opponents, they fell back into their losing ways Saturday by falling to a lowly Boston College squad. With FSU rolling the last couple of months, I'd rather side with the favorites at home to send North Carolina to a double-digit defeat.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES -9.5