NC State vs. Virginia Pick
As a double-digit favorite tonight at home, can No. 7 Virginia win by enough to cover against N.C. State?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Virginia is favored at home in this game, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -12 points against the Wolfpack. The over/under total for the game has been set at 129 points.
Virginia is 20-5 on the season, 9-4 in the ACC, 12-0 at home and 11-12 against the spread. N.C. State is 13-12 overall, 3-9 in the ACC, 3-5 on the road and 12-10 against the spread. Virginia has won three straight in this series, but the Wolfpack have covered in five of the last six meetings.
UVA is coming off a tough loss to Duke on Saturday on a last-second shot. They are 12-0 at home, while NC State is 3-5 on the road and 3-9 in the ACC. Virginia's defense was exceptional on Saturday, but on offense, they made just 2-of-11 three-pointers. NC State has a star in Anthony Barber but not a lot else. When Virginia shuts down Barber, the Wolfpack will end up with a tough night offensively and a blowout loss.
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