Greyhounds vs. Wolfpack Prediction
The 20th-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack have enjoyed a strong non-conference season and will look to continue their good play tonight when they host the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds. Can North Carolina State cover the spread as the big favorites in this matchup?
Friday, December 28, 2018
PNC Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolfpack are a -28-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 164 points. As of Friday morning, 53 percent of public bets are coming in on host North Carolina State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Greyhounds unable to hang with UMass Lowell
Loyola (MD) dropped a 97-79 decision Friday night at the River Hawks and fell to 4-8 on the season. The Greyhounds trailed 45-35 at halftime and could not recover. Andrew Kostecka paced Loyola (MD) with 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point range and 8-of-8 from the free throw line. He also contributed six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Brent Holcombe chipped in with 16 points, four boards and two assists. Kenny Jones tallied 12 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals off the bench. Chuck Champion added 11 points and three boards. The Greyhounds shot 28-of-61 from the floor including 6-of-18 from 3-point distance and 17-of-20 from the charity stripe.
Wolfpack earn fifth straight win
North Carolina State improved to 11-1 on the season Saturday with a 98-71 home victory over South Carolina Upstate. The Wolfpack jumped out to a 50-32 halftime advantage and never looked back. North Carolina State shot 36-of-67 from the floor including 9-of-21 from 3-point range while going 17-of-24 from the free throw line. Eric Lockett led the Wolfpack with 15 points off the bench on 5-of-8 shooting including 3-of-3 from 3-point range. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Torin Dorn tallied 13 points and three rebounds, while DJ Funderburk had 13 points plus four boards and two assists as a reserve. Jericole Hellems registered 13 points, six boards and two dimes off the bench. Devon Daniels added 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The over is 8-0 in the last eight Greyhounds road games. Loyola (MD) is 1-5 ATS in its last six versus the Atlantic Coast Conference.
North Carolina State
The Wolfpack are 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games. North Carolina State is 4-1 ATS in its last five games following a straight up win.
North Carolina State is the best team the Greyhounds have seen this season, but they haven’t played a terrible schedule. Loyola (MD) has lost to St. Johns (76-55), Temple (81-67) and Maryland (94-71) all on the road. While this will be a tough road environment, the Wolfpack fans will be looking ahead to their next home game versus rival North Carolina on Jan. 8. Look for the Greyhounds to stay within the big number here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120