Florida State at NC State: 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Florida State at NC State: 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

NC State Wolfpack (7-6) vs Florida State Seminoles (6-4)

Game Info: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: NC State Wolfpack -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida State Seminoles and NC State Wolfpack face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at PNC Arena. When these two teams faced off in January of 2021 it was Florida State that won 105-73. This are teams that both have questions and this is a key game for both squads.

Florida State currently sits with a 6-4 record overall and they have gone 4-6 against the spread. This is a Seminoles team that hasn’t had a ton of success, and two games ago against South Carolina they lost by a point. The Seminoles are averaging 74.1 points while their defense is giving up 66 points per game. Guard Caleb Mills has been the top player for Florida State averaging 12.2 points while shooting 42.7 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from behind the three points line. There are three different players who are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the NC State Wolfpack who sits with a 7-6 record overall and they have gone 2-11 against the spread. In the last game against Miami the defense really struggled giving up 91 points and that led to the defeat. NC State is averaging 77.2 points while their defense is giving up 75.5 points per game. Dereon Seabron has been the top player for the Wolfpack averaging 18.6 points while shooting 51.7 percent from the field. There are four different players who are averaging at least 10.5 points per game. 

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Florida State is 0-7-1 against the spread in their last eight games played on Saturday. Florida State is  0-8 against the spread in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The over is 4-0 in Florida State’s last four games. The over is 6-1 in NC State’s last seven home games. 

The trends point towards the over, and there is going to be plenty of scoring in this game. NC State is averaging 77.2 points while their defense is giving up 75.5 points per game. Look for a high paced game, and this game is going to go over the total. 

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