N.C. State vs. Duke Prediction

College Basketball Predictions: Will N.C. State cover vs. Duke? 1/6/18

Will N.C. State cover as a double-digit home underdog tonight when the Wolfpack host Duke at 8:00 p.m. ET?

ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Duke. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blue Devils are 11-point road favorites to knock off the Wolfpack, who opened as an 11-point underdog. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 171 before dropping to the current number of 167.

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WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: Duke. As of Saturday morning, 53% of the betting tickets were on the Blue Devils to cover the spread.

INJURY REPORT: There are no players currently listed on the Blue Devils' injury report but two players are out for N.C. State. Those two players are Markell Johnson, who is suspended, and Darius Hicks, who is out for the year with a knee injury.

WHO WE LIKE: N.C. State. The Blue Devils have failed to cover in five of their last seven games against the Wolfpack while the underdog has cashed in five of the last seven meetings. Duke is also just 9-19-1 at the betting window in its last 29 conference games, is 1-4-1 against the spread in its last six games after scoring 100 points or more in its previous game, and is 1-8-1 against the number in its last 10 games played on Saturday.

 

SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: N.C. STATE WOLFPACK +11

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