Wolfpack vs. Blue Devils Prediction
The North Carolina State Wolfpack embarrassed the seventh-ranked Duke Blue Devils two weeks ago in a 22-point rout. Can Duke get some revenge on its home court when the two teams meet again tonight?
Monday, March 2, 2020
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Blue Devils are a 12.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 153 points. As of Monday afternoon, 64 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting North Carolina State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Wolfpack get past Panthers
North Carolina State secured a 77-73 victory Saturday at home over Pittsburgh to improve to 18-11 overall and 9-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Wolfpack outscored the Panthers 47-42 in the second half after trailing by one at the break. C.J. Bryce paced North Carolina State with 16 points on 5-of-15 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also contributed eight rebounds and two assists. Jericole Hellems registered 16 points and two boards off the bench. D.J. Funderburk registered 14 points, seven caroms and two blocked shots. Manny Bates added 13 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.
Blue Devils drop second straight
Duke lost 52-50 Saturday at Virginia as it gave up the go-ahead basket with 37 seconds remaining. The Blue Devils (23-6, 13-5 ACC) were outscored 27-25 in the second half of the defeat. Vernon Carey Jr. led Duke with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point range plus 4-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also racked up 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Tre Jones added 17 points, five boards and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
North Carolina State
The Wolfpack are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings.
The home team is 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings. Duke is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games overall.
All of Duke's three losses in the last two weeks have come on the road. While the Blue Devils should fare better at home tonight and they have the revenge factor going for them, this is a North Carolina State team fighting for an NCAA Tournament bid. Look for the Wolfpack to come in with a lot of confidence due to the previous 88-66 destruction of Duke and stay in it long enough to keep the score closer than oddsmakers suggest when it's all said and done.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK +12.5