Betting on today’s Cardinals and Wolfpack game? Catch the action at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as the Wolfpack hosts this showdown at 4:30 ET on ACCN. The over/under for this Atlantic Coast conference contest is set at 148.5 points, with North Carolina State being favored by -9.5 at home against Louisville.

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS VS NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK BETTING PICK

The Pick: Louisville Cardinals +9.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 4:30 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Wolfpack.
  • Even though we have North Carolina State winning straight-up, we like Louisville at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Cardinals Find a Way to Win in Washington?

Entering this game, Louisville is just 8-23 overall, including a 3-17 mark in ACC play. The Cardinals have lost seven straight games and are 1-10 on the road this season.

On the year, Louisville has been the underdog in 22 of its 31 games, going just 2-20 in those contests. The Cardinals’ average scoring margin on the road this year is -12.9 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Louisville has gone 9-12-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cardinals have a 3-7 ATS mark. On the road, they are 5-6 ATS this year and their last 3 road games vs. the spread have all been losses.

This season, the over/under record for Louisville games is 16-15. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 148.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points.

In their recent matchup, the Louisville offense ended with 61 points against Boston College. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 33.3% and made 4 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, who is averaging 12.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Mike James also maintains a PPG average of 12.8 heading into game.

So far, the Cardinals’ defense is ranked 313rd in the country at 78.6 points per contest. Louisville will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Boston College to just 33% shooting in their most recent game.

Does North Carolina State Have What it Takes at Home?

North Carolina State will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak when it welcomes Louisville to town. The Wolfpack are 17-14 overall, including a 12-5 mark at home. They have been favored in 18 games this season and have gone 15-3 in those contests.

Most recently, the Wolfpack fell to Pittsburgh by a score of 81-73. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 5-5.

North Carolina State’s ATS record this season is 13-17-1 and they are 8-9 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wolfpack are just 4-6 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for North Carolina State games is 18-12-1. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (147.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

Coming off their recent game, the North Carolina State offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Pittsburgh. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.4%, and they made 9 threes. Offensively, the Wolfpack hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 205th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 215th in terms of percentage and 213rd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Wolfpack’s defense is positioned 191st in the country, permitting 72.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Louisville. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.2%.