NC State vs. Michigan Free Picks
ANN ARBOR, MI (ATS Consultants) – Which team will cover when NC State and Michigan clash tonight in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge?
The NC State Wolfpack (4-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) are coming off an 82-80 win over UNC Asheville on Nov. 23. Michigan (5-0 SU, 3-0 ATS) is coming off a 71-57 win over Kansas State as a 5.5 point favorite in the Preseason NIT Final at Madison Square Garden. The #18 Wolfpack visit the Crisler Center from Ann Arbor, Mich. on Tuesday night to visit #3 Michigan at 7:30pmET in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Wolverines opened as a 6.5-point favorite and moved down to 6 in most books.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Michigan. According to the latest college basketball trends, the Wolfpack are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten. Michigan is 28-11-1 ATS in their last 40 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win, 22-10 ATS in their last 32 home games, 22-10 ATS in their last 32 home games.
After winning its first three games by a combined 105 points, Michigan held off Pittsburgh for a 67-62 win Wednesday and used Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting for a 71-57 victory over Kansas State in Friday's championship game. The Wolfpack (4-1), who have lost four straight in the Challenge, were routed 76-56 by Oklahoma State in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Nov. 18 and gave a largely uninspiring effort in an 82-80 home victory over UNC Asheville on Friday. They trailed nearly the entire game before Richard Howell hit the go-ahead basket with 3:06 left. The senior forward finished with season highs of 23 points and 15 rebounds. Hardaway Jr. and company will lead the Wolverines to a solid home win and a cover.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES -6