The Buccaneers and Wolfpack are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ACC. The Wolfpack will host the game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Wolfpack as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143 points.
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS VS NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK BETTING PICK
The Pick: Charleston Southern Buccaneers +23.5
This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Wolfpack.
- Even though we have North Carolina State winning straight-up, we like Charleston Southern at +23.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Will Charleston Southern Make it Happen on the Road?
Charleston Southern enters their second game of the season with a 0-1 record. In their last three road games, including last year, Charleston Southern has a record of 1-2. Charleston Southern’s ATS performance shows a current record of 0-1 going into today’s game. Over the school’s previous three games, they hold a 0-1 ATS record with an average scoring margin of +11.
Charleston Southern’s comes in with an over/under record of 0-0-1 after their first game, having previously recorded an over/under record of 16-13-0 last season. When assessing the Buccaneers’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 0-0-1, with their games averaging 88 points per game.
Compared to their season average of 88.7 points per game, Charleston Southern struggled in their previous game. Against North Florida, the Buccaneers scored 70 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.9%. The top scorer for the Buccaneers was RJ Johnson with 25 points, while Taje’ Kelly also chipped in with 19 points.
This season, the Charleston Southern defense has been impressive, holding the 55th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.0 points per contest. Against North Florida in their most recent game, the Charleston Southern defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing North Florida to hit 48% of their shots.
Can North Carolina State Live Up to the Hype at Home?
North Carolina State is coming into their 3rd game of the season and are currently 2-0. In their previous ten games at home, including last year, North Carolina State has a 4-6 record. As of now, North Carolina State holds a 1-1 ATS record heading into today’s game. Looking back over their past ten games, which includes games from the previous season, North Carolina State has gone 5-5 against the spread.
Through two games, North Carolina State has an over/under record of 0-1-1 with their games averaging a combined 139.5 points per game so far. When looking at the Wolfpack’s last three games, their over/under record is 1-1-1, with their games averaging 84 points per game.
Coming off a good offensive performance, North Carolina State’s offense scored 84 points against Abilene Christian. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46%, and they went 20/24 from the free-throw line. For the season, the North Carolina State offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 307th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.
North Carolina State’s defense has been playing well, ranking 32nd nationally, with 61.5 points allowed per game. In today’s game vs. Charleston Southern, the North Carolina State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, North Carolina State made 20 free-throws vs. the Wolfpack.