NC State vs. Wake Forest - 12/6/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-4) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (6-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The NC State Wolfpack and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons face off on Saturday in ACC college basketball action.
The NC State Wolfpack are off to a 6-1 start this season but they are coming off of their first loss of the year losing at Purdue as part of the ACC vs. Big Ten challenge. NC State is averaging 74.4 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 35.7 percent. Trevor Lacey leads the Wolfpack averaging 17 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Ralston Turner is averaging 11.7 points, Anthony “Cat” Barber is averaging 11.6 points, and Kyle Washington is averaging 8.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. NC State has played the 125th ranked schedule in the nation but it is projected to rank 24th before the season is over.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 4-4 this this season losing their last two games. Wake Forest is averaging 72.1 points and they are shooting 42.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Codi Miller-McIntyre leads wake averaging 11.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Devon Thomas is averaging 10.8 points and 10 rebounds, Konstantinos Mitoglou is averaging 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Mitchell Wilbekin and Madison Jones are averaging 7.2 points each. Wake Forest has no wins against teams with a RPI better than 200 and have a bad loss to Delaware State.
NC State is 5-0 against the spread against the ACC, 8-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games. Wake Forest is 3-7 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 3-10 against the spread against the ACC, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. Wake Forest is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games at NC State.
This is a big number for a conference game but Wake is that bad so a road trip here isn’t going to make them any more attractive as a choice.