Wed, Mar 2, 11:13am by Kevin Pitstock
The TarHeels of North Carolina enter the Donald L Tucker Center, home of the Florida State Seminoles for an ACC match-up on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. North Carolina is22-6 overall and have a 6-3 record on the road while Florida State is 12-2 at home and 20-8 for the season.
Florida State have won seven of their last ten games and are on a one game win streak. North Carolina has won nine of last ten and have a 5 game win streak. Let’s preview each team and then check the odds courtesy of Sportingbet before we make our expert pick for your bet.
Florida State Overview
Chris Singleton leads the Seminoles in 3 of the offensive categories. He is leading scorer with a 13.8 points per game, grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and successfully steals at a 2.1 clip per game. Derwin Kitchen dishes out the assists at a rate of 3.7 per game. Bernard Jones mans inside the paint by blocking 2.2 shots per game and he fires from the field at 64.4%.
As a team, Florida State averages 69.9 points per game and they allow 62,3 per game. Field goal shooting is 43%, 3-point shooting is 33% and the shoot 66% from the free throw line. They are the 17th best rebounding team in the NCAA at 39.4 boards per game and they allow the opposition to gather 31 per game.
North Carolina Overview
North Carolina is currently ranked as the 13th best team in the nation. They are led in scoring by Tyler Zeller at 14.8 points per game ad he shoots 53.6% from the field. John Henson rebounds at a great rate of 9.5 boards per game and he blocks 3 shots per game. Dexter Strickland contributes with 1.2 steals per game.
The TarHeels average 77 points per game and their defense gives up 67 per game. Shooting percentages come in at a bit above average as they shoot 45% from the field, 66% from the charity stripe and a dismal 31% from beyond the 3-point arc. They have almost a 10 rebound differential as they garner 42.9 per game and allow 33.2 for the opponents.
Pick and Prediction
The last time these two teams met was February 6, 2011 where North Carolina defeated Florida State 89-69. That is a bunch of points for the Seminoles to make-up even for a home game. Neither team scores a lot points but rebounding should be a war with two teams evenly matched. The odds from Sportingbet -1 for North Carolina. The TarHeels are just too much better than Florida State to keep it that close. Our expert pick is to bet -1 North Carolina for the win at Sportingbet.
Our Pick: Bet -1 North Carolina at Sportingbet
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