The Wolfpack and Blue Devils are set to face off at 5:05 ET on CBS. The Blue Devils will host the game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The over/under for this game is set at 142.5 points, and Duke is favored by -6.5 vs. North Carolina State in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.


The Pick: North Carolina State Wolfpack +6.5

This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 5:05 ET on Sunday, March 31st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Blue Devils.
  • Even though we have Duke winning straight-up, we like North Carolina State at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does North Carolina State Have a Shot at a Road Win?

North Carolina State currently has a 25-14 record in their 40th game of the season. On the road, the Wolfpack have a 12-9 record, while they have a 13-5 record at home. North Carolina State is currently sitting with a winning ATS record, going 20-18-1. In their last ten games this season, North Carolina State has been solid vs. the spread at 4-1.

After 39 games, North Carolina State has an over/under record of 22-15-2, with their games averaging a combined 147.4 points per game so far. When assessing the Wolfpack’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-1-1, with their games averaging 141 points per game.

Compared to their season average of 76.4 points per game, North Carolina State struggled in their previous game. Against Marquette, the Wolfpack scored 67 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.4%. DJ Horne was the leading scorer for the Wolfpack, putting up 19 points. In addition, Casey Morsell contributed 15 points.

At this time, the Wolfpack’s defense is positioned 168th in the country, permitting 71.7 points per game. North Carolina State’s three-point defense is currently 162nd in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.4% of their shots vs. North Carolina State.

Will the Blue Devils Win at Home?

Duke, who will be playing their 35th game, will face North Carolina State with a record of 26-8. In road games, the Blue Devils have gone 8-4 while going 18-4 at home. Duke holds a winning record against the spread, sitting at 20-14. In their last ten games, Duke has gone 3-2 when it comes to covering the spread.

In 34 games, Duke comes in with an over/under mark of 14-19-1, with their games averaging 145.6 points per game. The Blue Devils have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 121 points per game.

The Duke offense is coming off a game in which they scored 54 points vs. Houston. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.8% while connecting on 6 threes. Leading Duke in scoring vs. Houston was Kyle Filipowski with his 16 points. Jeremy Roach also added 14 points for the Blue Devils.

This season, the Duke defense has been impressive, holding the 31st position in the country while permitting an average of 66.0 points per contest. Duke will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Houston to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.