Betting on today’s Blue Devils and Wolfpack game? Catch the action at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, as the Wolfpack hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN. Duke is favored by -6 in this Atlantic Coast conference contest against North Carolina State. The game’s over/under currently sits at 148 points.

DUKE BLUE DEVILS VS NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Carolina State Wolfpack +6

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Wolfpack.
  • Not only will North Carolina State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Blue Devils Have a Shot at a Win at Raleigh?

As the Duke Blue Devils get set to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack, they will be looking to extend their two-game win streak. Duke comes into this game with an overall record of 23-6, including a 13-4 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

So far this season, the Blue Devils have been favored in 26 of their 29 games, going 22-4 in those contests. On the road, Duke is 6-4, and they come into this game with an average scoring margin of +5.7 points per game away from home.

As the favorite this season, Duke has gone 16-10 vs. the spread. On the road, the Blue Devils are 4-6 ATS this year and 3-6 ATS in their last 10 road games. However, over their last 10 games as the favorite, Duke has an 8-2 ATS mark.

This season, the over/under record for Duke games is 12-15-1, and today’s line of 148 is similar to the average OU line of 146.5. So far, 14 of their games have had a lower over/under line than 148, and today’s line is similar to the average scoring total in their games of 147.7. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 141 points.

Compared to their season average of 80.3 points per game, Duke struggled in their previous game. Against Virginia, the Blue Devils scored 73 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.2%. Kyle Filipowski is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jeremy Roach brings a PPG average of 14.1 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Duke defense is giving up an average of 66.8 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Duke’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.1% this season.

Is a Home Win Possible for North Carolina State?

North Carolina State enters this game as a six-point underdog, and they have gone 2-9 this season as the underdog. They are coming off a loss to North Carolina by a score of 79-70, and they have lost two straight games. At home this season, they are 12-4, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

So far this season, the Wolfpack have gone 17-12, and they have gone 9-9 in ACC play. They have gone 8-3 in non-conference games compared to 9-9 in ACC games. For the year, they have been outscored by an average of 4.2 points per game on the road, and they have gone 5-8 away from home.

As the underdog this season, North Carolina State has a 5-5-1 record against the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 13-15-1. At home, the Wolfpack are 8-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Over their 29 games this season, the over/under record for North Carolina State is 17-11-1. So far, their games have averaged 148.3 points compared to an average over/under line of 147.2, resulting in a margin of +1.2. Today’s over/under line of 148 is similar to their average scoring total this year. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 157 points.

The North Carolina State offense is coming off a game where they scored 70 points against North Carolina. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.7% and connected on 9 threes. Offensively, the Wolfpack hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 219th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 227th in terms of percentage and 205th in three-pointers made.

The Wolfpack’s defense is presently ranked 174th nationally, allowing an average of 72.3 points per contest. In their previous game vs. North Carolina, the Tar Heels finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 79 points vs. North Carolina State.