N.C. State vs. Villanova Odds


PITTSBURGH, PA (TheSpread) – No. 1 Villanova looks to ease into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament today when it faces No. 8 N.C. State at 7:10PM ET on TBS.

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Villanova is 33-2 on the season, 9-0 on a neutral floor and 25-9 against the spread. N.C. State is 21-13 overall, 2-2 on a neutral court and 16-13-2 against the spread. N.C. State advanced to today’s game with a 66-65 comeback win over LSU on Thursday. Villanova dominated Lafayette in a 93-52 victory to advance to the third round. These two last met in 2007 with N.C. State getting a 69-68 road win despite being a 3-point underdog.

According to the latest sportsbooks, Villanova is the clear favorite in this contest, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -9.5 points against N.C. State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 139 points. This game will be played from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

With Thursday’s win over LSU, N.C. State has now won seven of its last nine games coming into today. The Wolfpack have failed to cover in their last two games, but are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10. The under has trended toward them as of late, as they have hit it in three of their last four. Villanova has won 16 straight games coming into Saturday. The Wildcats have also been strong against the spread of late, covering in eight of their last 10. Like N.C. State, Nova has trended toward the under, going 3-0-1 with it in its last four.

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