Betting on today’s Wolfpack and Red Raiders game? Catch the action at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA, as the Red Raiders hosts this showdown at 9:40 ET on CBS. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 145.5 points, with Texas Tech being favored by -5.5 over North Carolina State.


The Pick: North Carolina State Wolfpack +5.5

This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena at 9:40 ET on Thursday, March 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Red Raiders.
  • Even though we have Texas Tech winning straight-up, we like North Carolina State at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Wolfpack Have a Shot at a Road Win?

North Carolina State, who currently hold a 17-14 record, will be facing Texas Tech in today’s game. On the road, they have a record of 10-9, while at home they are 12-5. Heading into today’s game, North Carolina State holds an ATS record of 18-17-1. Over their last five games, the team is 4-1 vs. the spread.

North Carolina State’s games have, on average, featured 147.9 points per game leading to an over/under record of 21-14-1. Their average over/under line is currently 145.9 points so far. When looking at the Wolfpack’s last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 147 points per game.

North Carolina State finished with 84 points in their game against North Carolina. This total surpasses their season-average of 76.4 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is DJ Horne who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.9. D.J. Burns also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.4.

Currently, the Wolfpack’s defense holds the 183rd rank in the nation, allowing 72.1 points per game. North Carolina State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding North Carolina to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.

Is It the Red Raiders Game to Lose at Home?

As they prepare for their 32nd game of the season, the overall record for Texas Tech stands at 22-9. On the road, the Red Raiders have a record of 7-9, while they are an impressive 16-2 at home this season. Texas Tech is currently below .500 against the spread with a record of 15-18-1. However, in their last five games, they have a strong 4-1 record vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 31 games, Texas Tech has an over/under record of 20-14-0, with their games averaging 144.8 points per game on average. Looking at the Red Raiders’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 144 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Texas Tech offense ended with 59 points against Houston. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 33.3% and made 7 threes. Offensively, the Red Raiders hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 194th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 73rd in terms of percentage and 78th in three-pointers made.

The Red Raiders’ defense is presently ranked 105th nationally, allowing an average of 69.7 points per contest. So far, the Texas Tech defense is giving up an average of 10.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.6 times per game (485th).