Planning on watching today’s Wolfpack and Orange game? Catch the action at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY, as the Orange hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ACCN. The over/under for this game is set at 149.5 points, and Syracuse is favored by -2 vs. North Carolina State in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK VS SYRACUSE ORANGE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Syracuse Orange -2
This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.
WHY BET THE SYRACUSE ORANGE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Orange.
- Not only will Syracuse pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Do the Wolfpack Have What it Takes on the Road?
North Carolina State has been a much better team at home than on the road this season. They have gone 9-2 at home compared to just 4-3 on the road. As an underdog, they have gone just 1-4 compared to 12-1 as the favorite.
Over their last 10 road games, the Wolfpack have gone 4-6. In their most recent game, they lost to Virginia Tech by a score of 84-78.
Against the spread, North Carolina State has an overall record of 8-10 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wolfpack are just 3-6-1 vs. the spread.
North Carolina State’s over/under record this season is 11-6-1, and today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.4). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.
The North Carolina State offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Virginia Tech. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.3% and connected on 6 threes. DJ Horne is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.8. Meanwhile, D.J. Burns also brings a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.
At this time, the Wolfpack’s defense is positioned 105th in the country, permitting 69.6 points per game. North Carolina State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Virginia Tech offense to knock down 53% of their shots on their way to putting up 84 points.
Can Syracuse Secure a Home Victory?
At home this season, Syracuse has gone 10-2, and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 home games. Overall, the Orange are 13-6, and they are 4-4 in ACC play. They have gone 11-1 when favored, and they are favored by two points in this game.
In their last game, Syracuse lost to Florida State by a score of 85-69. So far, they have a record of 2-5 when they are the underdog. This season, the Orange have an average scoring margin of +6.8 points per game at home, compared to -3.6 points per game on the road.
As the favorite this season, Syracuse is just 6-6 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 5-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Orange are 6-4 vs. the spread.
Syracuse has an over/under record of 9-10 this season and the average scoring total in their games is 147.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is very close to their season average OU line of 150.7. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.
The Syracuse offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Florida State. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.4% and connected on 1 three. On the offensive front, the Orange have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 245th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 296th in terms of percentage and 249th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Orange’s defense holds the 172nd rank in the nation, allowing 72.4 points per game. Syracuse’s three-point defense is currently 122nd in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.7% of their shots vs. Syracuse.