Free CBB Hoops Prediction: Tar Heels vs Seminoles Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the North Carolina Tar Heels taking on the Florida State Seminoles on Monday January 4th at the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
North Carolina Tar Heels (13-2) vs. Florida State Seminoles (10-3)
Date: Monday January 4
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Donald L. Tucker Center – Tallahassee, Florida
CBB Moneyline Odds: n/a
CBB Betting Odds: Tar Heels -3
CBB Betting Total: 161.5
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This is the first conference road game for the Tar Heels who have gotten off to a good start to the season except for Kennedy Meeks being out.
Florida State is looking for their first ACC win in their first regular season home game. They will not back down against UNC.
The Tar Heels may have a couple of losses but they have both been on the road against quality opponents – Texas and Northern Iowa – by a combined six points. When this team has its full complement available they can be as good as any in the country.
Marcus Paige was hurt early but is back but losing Meeks is a tough one, especially against a team like FSU which has so much size, more than UNC, even when everyone is healthy.
Looking up at all that size will be Brice Johnson, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder. He has skills but is more long than big and might find it difficult to do what he normally does with efficiency.
That means it might be on Paige to lead the way. He is averaging just 14ppg and has yet to have that big game that we all know he is capable of. If tonight is not the night the Heels may go down in upset. As you can see from the small spread the oddsmakers expect this one to be close.
Florida State Seminoles:
The Seminoles are always a frustrating lot. They are blessed with talent but they never seems to get out of their own way at times, hence opening their ACC season with a loss at Clemson, a game in which they were a small favourite.
This was supposed to be a year of great things as they have enough talent on the perimeter to balance all of that great size they have inside. But I am wondering if they are having trouble integrating it.
That talent I was referring to was upgraded significantly with the addition of frosh wings Dwayne Bacon and Malik Beasley. Both are averaging 17ppg while contributing on the glass. Like most freshmen though they need to take better care of the ball.
Unfortunately Xavier Rathan-Mayes, last year’s star frosh has struggled to find his place with this group. His shooting is way down and he looks lost. I like this team but I struggle to know why they don’t play better.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in FSU last 8 Mon. games.
- Under is 8-3 in FSU last 11 home games.
- FSU are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 games overall.
- Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Free CBB Prediction:
I am always a sucker for FSU and with Meeks out one of their advantages is even more pronounced.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Florida State ATS
This should be a really good game and I am looking forward to it.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Florida State 77 – North Carolina 72
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