Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wolfpack and Panthers. The game is starting at 7:45 ET on CW, and it’s hosted by the Panthers at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 144.5 points, and Pittsburgh is favored by -7 vs. North Carolina State in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.


The Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers -7

This game will be played at Petersen Events Center at 7:45 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Not only will Pittsburgh pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will North Carolina State Be The Talk of Petersen Events Center?

North Carolina State heads into tonight’s game as a 7-point underdog. The Wolfpack have gone 2-10 this season when they are the underdog. They are 17-13 overall and have lost three games in a row. In their last game, they lost to Duke by a score of 79-64.

On the road, North Carolina State is 5-8 this season, and their average scoring margin is -4.2 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 4-6. So far, they have gone 9-10 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

North Carolina State has an ATS record of 13-16-1 this season and they have gone 5-7-1 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Wolfpack have a mark of 5-6-1 vs. the spread this year and they are 1-2 ATS in their last three games as the underdog.

On the season, the over/under record for North Carolina State games is 17-12-1 with an average over/under line of 147.3. So far, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 144.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 154 points.

Most recently, the North Carolina State offense finished with just 64 points vs. Duke. For the game, they hit 3/9 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 48.2%. Leading the team in scoring is DJ Horne, who is averaging 17.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, D.J. Burns also maintains a PPG average of 12.1 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the North Carolina State defense is giving up an average of 72.5 points per contest. North Carolina State’s three-point defense is currently 138th in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.3% of their shots vs. North Carolina State.

Will the Panthers Find a Way to Win at Home?

After defeating Florida State by a score of 88-73, Pittsburgh has now won two games in a row. The Panthers have an overall record of 20-10 and are 11-7 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +12.8.

So far, Pittsburgh has been favored in 20 of their 30 games, going 17-3 in those contests. They have a 12-5 record at home and have won their last five games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Panthers have gone 7-3.

As the favorite this season, Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 15-4-1. At home, their ATS mark is 10-6-1. Over their last three home games, the Panthers are 3-0 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 8-1-1 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is very close to the average over/under line in Pittsburgh’s games this year (145.2). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points.

Pittsburgh’s offense had a good outing, putting up 88 points against Florida State. They achieved a 55.9% field goal percentage and went 11/18 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Panthers have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 284th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 119th in percentage and 20th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Panthers’ defense is positioned 59th in the country, permitting 67.3 points per game. So far, the Pittsburgh defense is giving up an average of 6.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.9 times per game (362nd).