Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Spartans vs. Seminoles CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(21-8) #13 UNC Greensboro Spartans vs. #4 Florida State Seminoles (16-6)
Date: Saturday March 19, 2021
Time: 12:45 PM ET
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: UNC Greensboro +475 , Florida State -650
CBB Betting Odds: Florida State -11
CBB Betting Total: O/U 145.5
The 13-seed UNC Greensboro Spartans face off against the 4-seed Florida State Seminoles in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon from Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
UNC Greensboro has won four in a row and six of their last seven on the way to the Southern Conference Championship. Florida State remains a Final Four contender after making the ACC final and dropping a heartbreaker to Georgia Tech after finishing second in the regular-season standings.
The winner is set to take on the winner between Colorado and Georgetown, with an eye towards the Sweet Sixteen.
UNC Greensboro Spartans
A few years removed from their last trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2018, UNC Greensboro swept the regular season and postseason SoCon titles to get themselves back into the NCAA Tournament.
Fans will remember their performance in the 2018 tournament when they hung around as a 13-seed with 4-seed Gonzaga in a narrow 64-68 defeat, that was even closer than the score indicated. The Spartans won’t be intimidated at all against the Seminoles. UNCG finished atop of the competitive SoCon and then was able to win three games in three days to seal the automatic bid.
UNCG has one of the best scorers in the whole tournament in SoCon Player of the Year, Isaiah Miller (19.3 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 4 apg). Florida State has struggled against explosive guards this year and could be in for a handful against Miller.
Florida State Seminoles
Leonard Hamilton’s Seminoles are looking to redeem last year’s premature end to the season. The ACC regular season and tournament runner-ups have fallen on inconsistent times of late, failing to win back-to-back games since mid-February, but did look strong in the ACC semifinals against a surging UNC team.
Florida State also hasn’t lost back-to-back games all season, and having lost the last time out against Georgia Tech, will be hard-pressed to find themselves down in this one much, if at all.
Florida State will have the advantage inside as they boast a large sized lineup that often generates rebounds and second chance opportunities. The Seminoles have a balanced scoring attack as M.J. Walker (13 ppg) leads the way, then Raiquan Gray (12 ppg, 6.5 rpg), and potential future NBA lottery pick, Scottie Barnes (11 ppg, 4.2 apg, 1.5 spg). Barnes has built like a forward, with incredible ball-handling skills, and will have the ability to post of UNCG’s undersized guards throughout.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Spartans are 13-5 ATS in last 18 games
- Spartans are 11-4 ATS against teams with a winning record
- Seminoles are 0-5-1 in last 6 Saturday games
- Seminoles are 0-2-2 against teams with a winning record
Free UNC Greensboro Spartans vs. Florida State Seminoles NCAAB Prediction:
Florida State will win this game, but it will be closer than many people predict. Miller will look a lot like Alvarado did this year against the Seminoles and their guard-heavy lineup will give Florida State issues forcing turnovers and getting out in transition.
Florida State has been inconsistent at best of late, which is definitely a concern coming to this point in the season, and UNCG has been riding their momentum and win streak for the last few weeks. Expect Florida State to win, but UNCG will find a way to keep it close deep into the second half.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNC Greensboro +11
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