Wednesday’s NCAAB Betting Previews: North Carolina-Michigan, Purdue-Florida State
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Carsen Edwards
The ACC-Big Ten Challenge sits in a deadlock after eight games, including a destructive performance from Duke against Indiana and Louisville’s upset win over Michigan State.
North Carolina faces Michigan in a stellar matchup Wednesday evening, but not before Florida State takes on Purdue in another top 25 showdown. Let’s break down each contest.
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Betting Odds: Purdue-Florida State
- Odds: Florida State -4.5
- Over/Under: 149.5
- Time: 9 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPN2
The Seminoles (3-2 against the spread) boast the 15th-best Adjusted Defensive Efficiency in the nation, yet they displayed a key flaw in 66-60 loss to Villanova on Sunday.
Wildcats’ guards Collin Gillespie and Phil Booth both dissected Florida State off the bounce to the tune of 29 combined points (10-of-18 shooting). The Boilermakers (4-2 ATS) enter Tallahassee, Fla. with Carsen Edwards, one of the best floor generals in college basketball.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Edwards is an efficient scorer (56.6 Effective Field Goal Percentage) given his 19.0 field goal attempts per game. He and his teammates can force Seminoles’ turnovers (21.4 Turnover Percentage) while generating much of their offense in the open floor. Florida State’s Trent Forrest (27.3%) and M.J. Walker (26.2) have struggled in the turnover department.