NCAA Basketball Picks: Florida State vs UNC Greensboro 3/20/21 College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions

UNC Greensboro Spartans (21-7) at Florida State Seminoles (16-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:45 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Florida State Seminoles -11.5 — Over/Under: 145
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The Florida State Seminoles and the UNC Greensboro Spartans meet Saturday in the college basketball March Madness NCAA Tournament First Round at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The UNC Greensboro Spartans have won six of their last seven games and are coming off a Southern title. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are averaging 73.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.6 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Miller is averaging 19.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while Keyshaun Langley is averaging 9.8 points and 3.4 assists. Kaleb Hunter is dishing 0.8 assists and Angelo Allegri is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.

The Florida State Seminoles enter the tournament splitting their last six games. The Florida State Seminoles are averaging 79.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 40 percent shooting. M.J. Walker is averaging 13 points and 2.6 rebounds while RaiQuan Gray is averaging 12 points and 6.5 rebounds. Scottie Barnes is the third double-digit scorer and Anthony Polite is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Florida State Seminoles are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Florida State Seminoles are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.

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The Spartans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Seminoles are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Spartans last 6 games as an underdog. The over is 33-16-2 in Seminoles last 51 overall.

The UNC Greensboro Spartans didn’t play many power house programs this season, so the jury is out on how good they actually are. The Florida State Seminoles are still a physical, lengthy defensive team, but they also have an offensive punch this season and are a dangerous team entering the tournament. UNC Greensboro hasn’t faced a team like FSU and this could be a class difference. I’ll lay the chalk with Florida State, as I’m not sure UNC Greensboro can hang against the Noles athletes. 

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Randy’s Pick
Florida State Seminoles -11.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.