Looking to win big? The Orange and Wolfpack face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN2. The Wolfpack are hosting the game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. The over/under for this Atlantic Coast conference contest is set at 151.5 points, with North Carolina State being favored by -5.5 at home against Syracuse.

SYRACUSE ORANGE VS NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Carolina State Wolfpack -5.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 20th.

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 -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Syracuse Lock in a Road Win?

When playing on the road this season, Syracuse has gone 3-7, with an average scoring differential of -6.4 points per game. They are currently on a three-game losing streak away from home.

As the underdog this season, Syracuse has gone 3-8. They are 16-10 overall and 7-8 in Atlantic Coast Conference action.

As the underdog this season, Syracuse has an ATS record of 3-8 and an overall ATS mark of 10-16. Their road ATS record is 3-7 and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Orange have gone 3-7.

This season, the over/under record for Syracuse games is 13-13, and the average point total in their games is 149.7. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is similar to the average OU line in their games this year (151.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, and this year, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

Most recently, the Syracuse offense finished with just 60 points vs. Georgia Tech. For the game, they hit 4/25 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 36.7%. J.J. Starling led the scoring for the Orange, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Judah Mintz chipped in with 14 points.

At present, the Orange’s defense is nationally ranked 232nd, allowing 74.3 points per game. Against Georgia Tech, the Orange’s defense gave up 65 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Georgia Tech only made 10 free-throws.

Does North Carolina State Stand a Chance at Home?

North Carolina State has been a much better team at home this season, going 11-3 compared to 5-6 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +11.1, and they have been favored in 16 of their 25 games, going 14-2. In their last game, they defeated Clemson, 78-77.

So far this season, the Wolfpack have gone 16-9 overall and 8-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They have a scoring differential of +3.2 points per game. In their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3.

Throughout the season, North Carolina State has an ATS record of 11-13-1. At home, the Wolfpack are 7-7 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, NC State has gone 4-6 ATS. Over their last 3 home games, the Wolfpack are 1-2 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 year (146.3). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

In their recent game, the Wolfpack’s offense concluded with 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.5 points per contest. DJ Horne led the scoring for the Wolfpack, contributing 27 points. Additionally, D.J. Burns chipped in with 14 points.

Currently, the Wolfpack’s defense holds the 138th rank in the nation, allowing 70.8 points per game. Against Clemson in their most recent game, the North Carolina State defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing Clemson to hit 46% of their shots.