North Carolina vs. N.C. State Prediction
Following an emotional win at home over Duke a few nights ago, is North Carolina on upset alert Saturday afternoon at N.C. State? Tip-off for this ACC matchup is set for 2:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: North Carolina. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Tar Heels are 3.5-point road favorites to knock off the Wolf Pack, who opened as 3.5-point underdog. The total, meanwhile, sits at 160 after hitting the board at that same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: N.C. State. As of this writing, 54% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wolf Pack to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 67% of the money wagered at online sportsbooks is on the over.
Who We Like: I don't like this spot for UNC. The comeback win over Duke likely took a lot out of the Tar Heels and now they have to hit the road to take on a Wolf Pack team that upset them in Chapel Hill a few weeks ago.
The Tar Heels are just 4-10-1 against the spread in their last 15 games coming off an ATS win. They're also winless at 0-4-1 at the betting window in their last five road games and are 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five road games versus an opponent with a winning home record. Meanwhile, N.C. State has covered the spread in four of its last five home games.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: N.C. STATE WOLF PACK +3.5