Florida State at North Carolina: 2/27/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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North Carolina Tar Heels (14-8) vs Florida State Seminoles (14-3)
Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Dean E. Smith Center)
Betting Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels +1 -- Over/Under: 151 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Florida State Seminoles and North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Dean Smith Center.
These two teams faced off in January and it was Florida State that was able to come away with an 82-75 victory.
Florida State is once again one of the best teams in the ACC and coming into this game they have won four games in a row. In the last game against the Miami Hurricanes the offense was elite putting 88 points and that led to a 17 point victory. Florida State on the season is averaging 79.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.2 points per game. Florida State is shooting 47.6 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from behind the three point line .Guard M.J. Walker has been the best player for Florida State averaging 13.1 points while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the North Carolina Tar Heels who sit with a 14-8 record overall and coming into this game they have won two of their last three games. The problem for North Carolina is the one loss during that stretch was an ulgy one in their last game against Marquette. The defense really struggled in the last game giving up 83 points and that led to a loss. North Carolina is averaging 74.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game. Armando Bacot has been the best player for North Carolina Tar Heels and coming into this game he is averaging 11.4 points while shooting 61.8 percent from the field.
The over is 17-3-1 in Florida State’s last 21 games played on Saturday. Florida State is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 games overall. Florida State is 2-8-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings against North Carolina. The over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings played between the two teams.
When these two teams face off the over has been a strong play and there should be no shortage of scoring in this game. Look for an up tempo game with plenty of scoring by both teams and for this to go over the total.