Miami vs. N.C. State Pick
Can No. 25 Miami go on the road and pick up a victory against N.C. State when the two meet today in ACC action at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Miami is the very slim favorite in this game, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -1 point against N.C. State. The over/under total for the contest has yet to be listed. Today’s game will take place from PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina and will air live on the ACC Network.
Miami is coming off back-to-back losses to Clemson and Duke. The Canes have lost three of their last four games. Miami is 13-4 overall, 2-3 in the ACC and 7-5 against the spread. The Canes are averaging 73.2 points per game on offense while giving up 62 per contest. Dewan Huell is leading Miami with 13.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while Bruce Brown Jr. is adding 11 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
N.C. State has won three of its last four, including a 72-63 victory over Wake Forest. The Wolfpack are now 13-6 overall, 3-3 in the ACC and 6-6 against the spread. N.C. State is averaging 80.8 points per game on offense while allowing 72.1 per contest. Allerik Freeman is leading the team with 13.8 points per game while Torin Dorn is averaging 13.2 points and 7 rebounds per contest.
Miami has won three of its last four meetings with N.C. State and covered the spread in the last two encounters. N.C. State has been really tough at home this season, posting a 12-1 record. Miami has lost its last two on the road, not looking terribly competitive with Clemson and Georgia Tech. I can’t trust Miami as a favorite on the road. The public betting is split for this game, but I will take the Wolfpack to remain strong at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: N.C. STATE +1