|2014 March Madness First Round: Xavier vs. N.C. State Picks & Predictions|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Tuesday, 18 March 2014 14:34|
Xavier vs. N.C. State Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Xavier as a 3.5-point favorite over N.C. State while the over/under total is currently sitting at 141.5 points. The Musketeers are 21-12 overall while the Wolfpack enter play with a mark of 21-13.
LINE MOVEMENT: Xavier opened as a 3.5-point favorite and that’s where the line currently sits at most online and Vegas sports books, while the total opened at 144 and has been bet down all the way to 141.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 66% of college basketball public bettors currently favor NC State. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take N.C. State. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Wolfpack are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, 21-7 ATS in their last 28 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win. On the other side, the Musketeers are just 2-5 against the number in their last seven games versus ACC opponents and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600. Look for N.C. State to win outright as an underdog.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: N.C. STATE WOLFPACK +3.5