Wake Forest vs. N.C. State Pick
Can N.C. State pick up a needed win at home when the Wolfpack take on Wake Forest tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, N.C. State is favored at home in this game, as the Wolfpack are getting odds of -4.5 points against Wake Forest tonight. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 157 points. Tonight’s game will take place from PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina and will air on the ACC Network.
N.C. State is coming off a 68-51 loss at Virginia this past weekend. The Wolfpack are 12-6 overall, 2-3 in the ACC and 5-6 against the spread. N.C. State is averaging 81.3 points per game this year while allowing 72.6 per contest. Allerik Freeman is averaging 14.3 points per game to lead N.C. State while Torin Dorn is adding 13.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
Wake Forest has lost three straight and five of its last six coming into tonight’s game. The Demon Deacons are 8-9 on the season, 1-4 in the ACC and 6-8-1 against the spread. Wake is putting up 76.6 points per game this season while allowing 74.1 per contest. Bryant Crawford is leading Wake with 16.1 points and 4.7 assists per game while Keyshawn Woods is averaging 14.7 points per contest.
Wake Forest has won two straight meetings with N.C. State, covering the spread in both victories. N.C. State has been pretty good at home this year, owning conference wins over Clemson and Duke already. The Wolfpack’s struggles have mostly been on the road. Wake’s struggles have pretty much been everywhere. The spread being this small is an added bonus. The public betting is back N.C. State and a big way and I feel very good about them tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: N.C. STATE -4.5