The Wolfpack and Demon Deacons are set to face off at 4:00 ET on ACCN. The Demon Deacons will host the game at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC. The over/under for this game is set at 151.5 points, and Wake Forest is favored by -8 vs. North Carolina State in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK VS WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Carolina State Wolfpack +8
This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Demon Deacons.
- Even though we have Wake Forest winning straight-up, we like North Carolina State at +8.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will North Carolina State Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?
The Wolfpack are 15-8 this season and 7-5 in the ACC. They are 4-5 on the road, and their average scoring margin on the road is -4.0 points per game. They have lost two straight road games and are 4-6 in their last 10 away from home.
North Carolina State is 1-6 as an underdog this season, and they are currently getting 8 points from the oddsmakers. They have been the favorite in 16 of their 23 games and have gone 14-2 in those contests.
North Carolina State has struggled against the spread this season, going just 9-13-1. Their road ATS record is 2-6-1 and they are just 2-4-1 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wolfpack have a record of 3-6-1 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in North Carolina State’s games this season (146). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 143 points.
Against Pittsburgh, the North Carolina State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.2 points per game. They scored 64 points and posted a field goal percentage of 46.4% in the game. The team’s scoring leader is DJ Horne, who holds an average of 16.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Casey Morsell is averaging 12 points per game this season.
At this time, the Wolfpack’s defense is positioned 124th in the country, permitting 70.0 points per game. So far, the North Carolina State defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.3 times per game (373rd).
Can Wake Forest Lock in a Home Win?
At home this season, Wake Forest has been nearly unbeatable, going 13-2 with an average scoring margin of +16.1 points per game. They have won 11 straight games at home and are 14-2 this season when favored.
Overall, Wake Forest is 15-7, including a 7-4 record in ACC play. The Demon Deacons have won two straight games, including their most recent game, an 80-51 victory over Georgia Tech.
At home this season, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 10-4-1, including a mark of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games as the favorite. Overall, the Demon Deacons are 12-9-1 vs. the spread this year.
Wake Forest’s over/under record for the season is 13-9 and the average scoring total in their games is 150.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 149 points.
The Demon Deacons’ offense wrapped up their last game with 80 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 80.7 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Hunter Sallis, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.9, while Kevin Miller also maintains a PPG average of 16.5 leading up to the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Wake Forest defense is giving up an average of 70.0 points per contest. Wake Forest will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Georgia Tech to just 28% shooting in their most recent game.