North Carolina vs Florida State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida State -9.5
The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to play the Florida State Seminoles on Monday, February 3, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Florida State as 9.5 point favorites.
North Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 10-11. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 71.5 points per game while giving up 70.8 per contest. Florida State has an overall mark of 18-3. They are averaging 75.0 points per contest and giving up 64.4, which is a point differential of 10.6.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-14-0 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-11-2 against the over/under
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 9-11-1 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 13-8-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
02/01/20 G Cole Anthony Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Boston College
02/01/20 G Jeremiah Francis Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Boston College
02/01/20 G Brandon Robinson Ribs is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Boston College
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Armando Bacot comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 24.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 65%. Garrison Brooks averages 15.3 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Devin Vassell averages 13.9 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Trent Forrest averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 71.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 175th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 291st. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 326th in the nation. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 75th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 13.0 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 221st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 110th and 201st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 128th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 240th place in Division 1. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida State is 89th in the country with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 69th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 58th in the nation. They are 285th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game, and 139th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Seminoles are 202nd in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Seminoles surrender 64.4 points per contest, which ranks them 61st in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 160th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 9.7 assists allowed per contest and 91st with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Seminoles are 342nd in country in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per game.
The Tar Heels are 222nd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.6. In terms of pace they are 127th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 325th. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 315th in Division 1. North Carolina is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Florida State is 206th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Seminoles have an offensive rating of 107, which is ranked 72nd. They are 204th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 69th. As a unit they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 207th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Florida State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Florida State -9.5
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