Auburn vs. North Carolina State Prediction
The Auburn Tigers have won nine of their first 10 games, but face a difficult test today at another 9-1 team in the North Carolina State Wolfpack that has won all seven of their home games. Can NC State protect its home court with a win?
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
PNC Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the line is set at a pick'em. The total sits at 157.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 60 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Auburn. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Tigers edge UAB for fifth straight win
Auburn edged Alabama-Birmingham by a count of 75-71 in overtime in a neutral setting Saturday. The Tigers outscored the Blazers 12-8 in the overtime session. Jared Harper poured in a game-best 31 points on 7-of-19 shooting and 15-of-16 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists. Chuma Okeke added 11 points plus six rebounds and two blocked shots. Auburn shot out 22-of-57 from the floor and 4-of-22 on 3-point attempts, but did connect on 27-of-34 from the free throw line.
Wolfpack races past Nittany Lions
North Carolina State rolled to an 89-78 win over Penn State Saturday in the Air Force Reserve Boardwalk Classic. The Wolfpack outscored the Nittany Lions 49-41 in the second half to secure the win. North Carolina State shot a sizzling 34-of-56 from the field and 7-of-14 on 3-point tries, while going 14-of-20 at the free throw line. Braxton Beverly led the Wolfpack with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting plus five assists and three rebounds. Torin Dorn contributed 15 points and four rebounds. C.J. Bryce had 13 points, four boards and two steals. Markell Johnson tallied 13 points, five caroms and five dimes off the bench. D.J. Funderburk added 12 points and two rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four Wednesday games. Auburn is 0-7 ATS in its last seven games following an ATS loss.
North Carolina State
The Wolfpack are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. North Carolina State is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 home games.
This game is difficult to predict, but Auburn was shaky as big favorites against UAB and now go into a tough road environment at NC State. The Wolfpack boast the nation's 12th-best offense in terms of adjusted efficiency. I think the Wolfpack can go basket for basket with the Tigers here and the home crowd will be that extra boost in notching the win.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA STATE PICK'EM