Wolfpack vs. Cardinals Prediction
A pair of ranked teams will clash in Atlantic Coast Conference action tonight as the 21st-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to play the 23rd-ranked Louisville Cardinals. Can Louisville pick up the victory on its home court tonight as the favorites?
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cardinals are a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 155.5 points. As of Thursday afternoon, 57 percent of public bets are siding with visiting North Carolina State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Wolfpack edge Irish
North Carolina State picked up a 77-73 road victory Saturday at Notre Dame to move to 15-3 overall and 3-2 in the ACC. C.J. Bryce paced the Wolfpack with 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting including 5-of-5 from 3-point distance. He also contributed five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Devon Daniels accounted for 15 points, six caroms and three blocked shots. Torin Dorn tallied 13 points, nine boards and two assists. D.J. Funderburk added 11 points, six rebounds and two assists. North Carolina State led 37-35 at halftime and proceeded to outscored the hosts in the second half. The Wolfpack shot 30-of-69 from the floor, 7-of-19 from 3-point range and 10-of-15 at the charity stripe.
Cardinals dominate at Yellow Jackets
Louisville cruised to a 79-51 victory at Georgia Tech Saturday to improve to 13-5 overall and 4-1 in conference action. Jordan Nwora led the way with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds and dished out two assists. Steven Enoch contributed 15 points and six rebounds off the bench. Malik Williams added 13 points and five boards. The Cardinals led 43-16 at halftime en route to the blowout win. Louisville shot 31-of-66 from the field, 7-of-24 on 3-pointers and 10-of-14 from the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
North Carolina State
The Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games. North Carolina State is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games following an ATS win.
The Cardinals are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six home games. Louisville is 1-4-1 ATS in its last six games following a straight up win.
The Cardinals have dominated their last three games and are at home tonight against an NC State team that can struggle defensively. This is the Wolfpack's third straight road game and were stunned at Wake Forest prior to the narrow win at Notre Dame. I don't see the visitors hanging with Louisville tonight, so my money will be on the hosts.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS -4.5