NC State vs. Florida State Pick
No. 14 Florida State looks to remain strong at home when it plays host to N.C. State tonight at 7PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Florida State is favored at home, as the Seminoles are getting odds of-13.5 points against N.C. State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 167.5 points. Florida State has won the last two meetings with N.C. State, but the Wolfpack have covered in three of the last four in this series.
Florida State has won two straight coming into tonight, including a 109-61 win over Clemson at home. The Seminoles are now 20-4 overall and 8-3 in the ACC. FSU is a perfect 15-0 at home as well while racking up a 9-3-1 record against the spread at home. FSU averages 84.4 points per game on offense while the defense allows 70.6. At home, FSU is putting up 91.4 points per contest. Dwayne Bacon is leading the team with 17.6 points per game while Jonathan Isaac is averaging 12.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.
N.C. State is coming off an 84-79 loss at home to Miami. The Wolfpack have lost three straight coming into today and are now at 14-10 overall and 3-8 in the ACC. They are also just 9-12 against the spread this season, including 3-6 ATS on the road. State averages 81.2 points per game on offense while giving up 78.9 on defense. On the road, their offense average dips way down to 67.2 points per game while the defense gives up 86.2. Dennis Smith Jr. has been leading the team with 19.2 points and 7 assists per game while Terry Henderson adds 14.6 points and 3 rebounds per game.
Florida State is a tough out at home and N.C. State has been a very poor road team. The Wolfpack have not done well outside of their trip to Duke. Florida State’s offense will be too much for N.C. State to contain and the Wolfpack’s offense struggles on the road, which should allow FSU to get enough defensive stops to cover.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: FLORIDA STATE -13.5