Florida State Seminoles play host to the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Venue: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida
North Carolina State Tar Heels vs. Florida State Seminoles Betting Preview
The North Carolina State Tar Heels come into this game with an 8-4 record, following a win on the road against Syracuse on Tuesday. While the Florida State Seminoles have a 6-2 record after a win against the NC State Wolfpack on the road on Wednesday.
In their only head-to-head meeting last season, the Seminoles defeated Tar Heels by a 69-65 home victory.
North Carolina State Tar Heels vs. Florida State Seminoles Betting Odds
Money Line: North Carolina State Tar Heels +168 | Florida State Seminoles -200 (at FanDuel)
Point Spread: North Carolina State Tar Heels +4.5 (-112) | Florida State Seminoles -4.5 (-108) (at FanDuel)
Total Over/Under: Under 143.5 (-110) | Over 143.5 (-110)
Odds via FanDuel as of Saturday, January 16, 2021 (9:00 am ET)
Florida State Seminoles Secure a Second ACC Win Over NS State Wolfpack
The Florida State Seminoles come into this fixture against the North Carolina State Tar Heels with momentum, having secured a much-needed win against NC State Wolfpack by a blowout victory. This victory became their second conference win, the first being against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (61 – 74).
The Seminoles defeated the Wolfpack on Wednesday by a massive 105 – 73 scoreline. Rayquan Evans led the team in scoring, with 24 points, six rebounds, and two assists, M.J. Walker scored 19 points, with a rebound and four assists, while Nathaniel Jack mustered 18 points and a rebound.
Before the Wednesday game with the Wolfpack, the Seminoles had three of their fixtures (Duke, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh) postponed due to Covid-19 related reasons and last appeared in the game against Clemson on the road on December 29.
The Florida State Seminoles average 78.8 points per game and have allowed an average of 69 points per game.
The Seminoles were the crowned champions of last season’s conference, and since then, they have added Scottie Barnes (ACC Preseason Freshman of the Year) to their roster.
North Carolina Tar Heels Look to Secure a Fourth Consecutive Victory
The North Carolina Tar Heels come into this game with a three-game winning streak, having defeated Notre Dame (66 – 65), Miami FL (67 – 65), and most recently Syracuse (81 – 75). The Tar Heels had a slow start in the conference losing at the hands of NC State Wolfpack (76 – 79) and Georgia Tech (67 – 72) but has since rebounded with back-to-back victories.
In their last game against Syracuse Orange, Garrison Brooks led the team in scoring, with 16 points, ten rebounds, and two assists to his name. Armando Bacot posted 15 points, twelve rebounds, and two assists, while Rhonda John-Davis got 12 points, two rebounds, and an assist to help the Tar Heels secure their third straight win.
The North Carolina Tar Heels have a scoring average of 73 points per game this season so far, having allowed only 68.5 points.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are not entirely strong on the road, having lost to NC State and Georgia Tech on the road. While the Tar Heels are on a three-game winning streak, two of those wins were very close margins, a point differential against Notre Dame and two points against Miami Florida.
Florida State has had quite a good run at home, plus they have had quite a good rest, having had three of their games postponed before the matchup against NC State.
Pick: Florida State Seminoles to win (-200) at FanDuel