Planning on watching today’s Panthers and Wolfpack game? Catch the action at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, as the Wolfpack hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. The over/under for this game is set at 142 points, and North Carolina State is favored by -3 vs. Pittsburgh in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.
PITTSBURGH PANTHERS VS NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Carolina State Wolfpack -3
This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Wolfpack.
- Not only will North Carolina State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can Pittsburgh Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?
Despite being the underdog, Pitt has been strong on the road this season, going 5-2 compared to their 9-5 record at home. They come into this game on a two-game win streak, and they have gone 7-3 in their last ten games away from home.
On the season, the Panthers are 14-8, and they have gone 5-5 in ACC play. Their average scoring margin on the road is +7.9, and their average scoring margin at home is +11.5.
As the underdog, Pittsburgh has an ATS record of just 1-3-1 this season. However, their road ATS mark is a solid 5-1-1. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Panthers are 4-5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 3 road games, they are 2-0-1 ATS.
On the season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 13-8 and today’s line of 142 is lower than the average OU line in their games (146.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 139 points.
Coming off their recent game, the Pittsburgh offense tallied 70 points in a matchup against Notre Dame. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.9%, and they made 10 threes. Leading Pittsburgh in scoring vs. Notre Dame was Blake Hinson with his 17 points. Carlton Carrington also added 16 points for the Panthers.
In the current season, the Pittsburgh defense has excelled, sitting 56th in the nation by allowing 66.8 points per game. In their most recent game, the Pittsburgh defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Notre Dame knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 60 points.
Is a Home Win Possible for the Wolfpack?
North Carolina State has been a completely different team at home compared to on the road this season. They have gone 11-2 at home, compared to just 4-5 on the road. They have also outscored their opponents by an average of 12.2 points per game at home.
Overall, the Wolfpack have won two straight games and sit at 15-7 on the season. In conference play, they are 7-4, and they have gone 8-3 in non-conference action. They have been the favorite in 15 of their 22 games, going 14-1 in those contests.
Against the spread, North Carolina State has a 9-12-1 record this season. At home, they are 7-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wolfpack are 4-6 ATS.
North Carolina State’s over/under record for the season sits at 12-9-1, and today’s line of 142 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.2). So far, 18 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s total. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 146 points.
North Carolina State is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 82 points vs. Georgia Tech. This figure is more than their season average of 75.7 points per game. On the offensive front, the Wolfpack have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 261st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 312nd in terms of percentage and 217th in three-pointers made.
The Wolfpack’s defense is presently ranked 122nd nationally, allowing an average of 70.2 points per contest. The North Carolina State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 76 points and allowed Georgia Tech to connect on 9 threes.