Wolfpack vs. Tigers Prediction

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Auburn Tigers, 12/19/19 Prediction & Odds

The 12th-ranked Auburn Tigers will try to stay unbeaten tonight as they host the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Is a bet on favored Auburn the right way to go?

Game Snapshot

727 North Carolina State Wolfpack at 728 Auburn Tigers

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Auburn Arena at 9PM ET

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 151.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 59 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting NC State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Johnson heave lifts Wolfpack

Markell Johnson hit a game-winning basket from near mid-court as time expired Sunday as North Carolina State stunned upset-minded host UNC-Greensboro. The Wolfpack (8-2, 2-0 road) outscored the Spartans 42-40 in the second half of the victory. Johnson led NC State with 19 points on 8-of 16 shooting including 3-of-10 from 3-point range. He also racked up seven assists, two rebounds and two steals. C.J. Bryce registered 17 points, four boards, three steals and two assists. Pat Andree added 15 points and three caroms.

Tigers get past Billikens

Auburn secured a 67-61 victory Saturday over Saint Louis in the Mike Slive Invitational to move to 9-0 on the season. The Tigers led 28-21 at halftime and continued to maintain control after the break. J'Von McCormick paced Auburn with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point range plus 2-of-8 at the charity stripe. He also recorded seven rebounds and six assists. Isaac Okoro added 12 points and five boards.

College Basketball Betting Trends

North Carolina State

The Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. North Carolina State is 6-2 ATS in its last eight road games.

Auburn

The Tigers are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. Auburn is 2-5 ATS in its last seven home games.

Prediction:

The Tigers have played a lot of decent teams in the top 100 but North Carolina State is actually the best squad they will face thus far this season. In fact, it will be the best team Auburn will face until a showdown at Florida in a month. The Wolfpack have fared well lately with three top 100 wins in a row in their own right, so I like taking the points with them tonight against a Tigers team that did not look overwhelming this past Saturday.

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA STATE +7.5

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