College Basketball Picks: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Florida State Seminoles

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 17, 2014

College Basketball Picks: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Florida State Seminoles

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    The North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Monday, as they prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Tar Heels are one-point road underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 143 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Atlantic Coast Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.


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North Carolina Tar Heels

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    The North Carolina Tar Heels have compiled a 45-12 straight-up all-time record against the Florida State Seminoles, including a sweep of all three meetings during the 2012-13 campaign.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Tar Heels are 2-1 straight up and against the spread as road underdogs of three or fewer points the last two-plus seasons.

Florida State Seminoles

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    The Florida State Seminoles will try to win back-to-back games for the first time since mid-January, as they come off a 67-60 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as two-point road favorites last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Seminoles have gone 1-3 straight up and 0-4 against the spread as home favorites of three or fewer points.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Florida State Seminoles as one of their college basketball picks, as the home team has covered the number in five of the last seven meetings in this series.

    Pick: Florida State Seminoles -1


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