NCAAB FREE PICK: NC State -4
North Carolina State vs. Georgia Tech,
02/09/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 61 - 52
Point Spread: -4/-108 North Carolina State
NC State is right in the thick of things in the ACC with a 6-3 conference record. They are just a game back of Duke, UNC, and Florida State. The Yellow Jackets are a miserable 2-7 in conference action, but one of those victories was an upset win at NC State earlier this season. Georgia Tech beat the Wolfpack 82-71 as a 10-point underdog.
I wouldn't read too much into that win. The Yellow Jackets would follow up that game with six straight losses before finally beating Boston College 51-47 at home. Not all that impressive considering Georgia Tech was favored by 9.5-points. In the Yellow Jackets two previous home games they lost by 15-points to Miami and 32-points to Virginia. Georgia Tech is just 4-6 SU at home and only 1-5 ATS at home.
NC State is a respectable 5-3 SU and ATS on the road, but what really has me liking the Wolfpack is the fact that they are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road favorite, while Georgia Tech is just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog of 0.5-6.5. BET NC STATE!