Wolfpack vs. Hurricanes Prediction
The 18th-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack won 12 of their 13 non-conference games and open Atlantic Coast Conference play tonight as small favorites at the Miami Hurricanes. Will NC State continue its strong play with a big win in this contest?
Thursday, January 3, 2018
Watsco Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolfpack are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 153 points. As of Thursday morning, 73 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting North Carolina State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Wolfpack torches Greyhounds
North Carolina State cruised to a 97-64 home victory over Loyola (MD) Friday night to wrap up its non-conference schedule with a 12-1 record. The Wolfpack led 45-30 at halftime and increased the advantage after the break. North Carolina State shot 40-of-64 from the floor including 7-of-16 on 3-point tries and 10-of-12 at the free throw line. Torin Dorn led a balanced scoring attack for NC State with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with eight rebounds and two assists. Jericole Hellems contributed 16 points, four boards, four assists, two steals and two blocked shots off the bench. C.J. Bryce tallied 13 points, six rebounds, four dimes, three steals and three blocks. Braxton Beverly accounted for 13 points, three rebounds and two assists. D.J. Funderburk added 10 points plus five rebounds and three blocked shots.
Hurricanes win third in a row
Miami secured its third straight win Saturday afternoon as it topped Campbell 73-62 at home to move to 8-4 on the season. The Hurricanes led 37-26 at halftime and shot 24-of-44 from the floor, 12-of-24 on 3-point attempts and 13-of-21 at the free throw line. Zach Johnson led Miami with 22 points off the bench on 5-of-6 shooting on 3-point attempts, which accounted for all of his shots, plus 7-of-9 at the charity stripe. Chris Lykes had 21 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Anthony Lawrence II contributed 11 points, eight boards, three assists and two steals. Dejan Vasiljevic put in 10 points to go with four caroms and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
North Carolina State
The Wolfpack are 9-20 ATS in their last 29 road games. The underdog is 10-3-2 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
The Hurricanes are 2-7 ATS in their last nine versus the ACC. Miami is 7-19 ATS in its last 26 games overall.
The Wolfpack have done most of their damage at home, but did have a respectable 79-75 loss at a ranked Wisconsin squad for their lone loss. Miami isn't in the same boat as Wisconsin and only has one victory over a top 100 team. I think the more talented team gets it done today as they prepare for their upcoming showdown at home versus rival North Carolina.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA STATE -2