Monday, January 4, 2016
Donald L. Tucker Center
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Donald L. Tucker Center to play the Florida State Seminoles on Monday, January 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Tar Heels come into this game with an overall record of 13-2 and a road record of 0-2. They are 5-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-4. The Seminoles have an overall record of 10-3 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 4-5 and they are 5-4 against the spread.
Brice Johnson comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Tar Heels. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Marcus Paige averages 14.8 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for North Carolina. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Dwayne Bacon averages 17.2 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Seminoles. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Malik Beasley averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
North Carolina averages 86.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 174th in the country. They average 41 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 10.5 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 143rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 131st and 305th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 98th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 152nd in the Division 1.
Florida State averages 81.5 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 50th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 261st in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 143rd respectively. In the turnover department the Seminoles rank 171st with 13 per game. The Seminoles allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 146th and 176th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 58th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the nation. The Seminoles force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in college basketball.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-8 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-4 against the over/under
Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 5-4 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 4-5 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/15/15 F Kennedy Meeks Knee out indefinitely
Florida State Seminoles Injuries
11/30/15 C Michael Ojo Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina
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