N.C. State vs. Louisville Odds
SYRACUSE, NY (TheSpread) – The first regional semifinal out of the East Region takes place at 7:37PM ET on TBS as No. 4 Louisville faces No. 8 N.C. State.
Louisville is 26-8 on the season, 4-1 on a neutral floor and 12-19-2 against the spread. N.C. State is 22-13 overall, 3-2 on a neutral court and 17-13-2 against the spread. Louisville is making its 28th Sweet 16 appearance while N.C. State is appearing in the regional semifinal for the 11th time. These two are both in the ACC and met once this season, with N.C. State picking up a 74-65 road win at Louisville back on Feb. 14.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Louisville is a slim favorite in this game, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -2.5 points against N.C. State tonight. The over/under total for the game has been set at 129.5 points. This game will be played from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.
N.C. State beat LSU in the second round of the tournament, 66-65, on a buzzer beater. The Wolfpack then had the big win of the opening weekend, beating top-seeded Villanova by a score of 71-68. The Wolfpack have won eight of their last 10 and are 7-3 against the spread in that stretch. They have been pretty balanced with the over/under, hitting each five times in their last 10 games.
Louisville defeated UC Irvine 57-55 in the opening game of the tournament and then topped Northern Iowa, 66-53. The Cardinals have won six of their last eight games, but they are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10. The last two times they have covered, they have been the underdog. Louisville has been trending with the under as of late, hitting it or pushing in seven of their last nine.