The Demon Deacons and Wolfpack are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ACCN. The Wolfpack will host the game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. This Atlantic Coast conference matchup has an over/under of 149.5 points, and the Wolfpack are favored to win at home vs. the Demon Deacons.

WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS VS NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Carolina State Wolfpack -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.

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 -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Wake Forest Have A Chance at PNC Arena?

Wake Forest enters this game as a 1.5-point underdog, and they have gone 1-2 on the road this season. The Demon Deacons have gone 12-4 overall, including a 4-1 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Over their last 10 road games, Wake Forest has gone just 3-7, and they are coming off a 66-47 win over Virginia. On the season, they have gone 11-2 at home, compared to 1-2 on the road.

As the underdog this season, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 1-2 and an overall ATS mark of 9-6-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Demon Deacons are 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road, Wake Forest has an ATS record of 1-2 this year and over their last 10 road games, they are 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Wake Forest’s games this season (146.1). So far, the over/under record in their games is 9-7 and the average scoring total in their games this year is 150.2 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 150 points.

Most recently, the Wake Forest offense finished with just 66 points vs. Virginia. For the game, they hit 10/21 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 50%. Leading Wake Forest in scoring vs. Virginia was Hunter Sallis with his 21 points. Kevin Miller also added 14 points for the Demon Deacons.

At present, the Demon Deacons’ defense is nationally ranked 107th, allowing 69.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Wake Forest’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.2% this season.

Will the Wolfpack Make it Happen at Home?

North Carolina State enters this game with a 12-4 record, including a 4-1 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Wolfpack have been a perfect 11-0 when favored this season, and they are favored by 1.5 points in this contest.

At home this year, North Carolina State has been dominant, going 8-1 with an average scoring margin of +16.1 points per game. Over their last 10 home games, the Wolfpack are 9-1.

As the favorite this season, North Carolina State has gone just 5-6 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 5-4 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Based on the over/under line of 149.5, this year’s average over/under line in North Carolina State games is 146.2. So far, 12 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 143 points.

North Carolina State’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 89 points vs. Louisville. Overall, they hit 54.2% of their shots from the field and went 15/17 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is DJ Horne, who is averaging 14.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, D.J. Burns also maintains a PPG average of 12.6 heading into game.

At present, the Wolfpack’s defense is nationally ranked 103rd, allowing 69.0 points per game. Against Louisville in their most recent game, the North Carolina State defense gave up a total of 83 points while allowing Louisville to hit 47% of their shots.