Miami vs. North Carolina State - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (13-6) at Miami Hurricanes (12-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack and Miami Hurricanes play Thursday at the BankUnited Center.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack have split their last 10 games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, NC State is averaging 72.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting and is allowing 64.1 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Trevor Lacey is averaging 17.1 points and 3.3 assists while Ralston Turner is averaging 13.7 points ad 3.2 rebounds. Kyle Washington is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Caleb Martin is shooting 40.2 percent. The North Carolina State Wolfpack have six players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 67.5 percent from the line and 37.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, NC State is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 65 or less points in four of its last five games. Anthony Barber is questionable for this game due to personal reasons.
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The Miami Hurricanes have split their last 10 games and look for their third ACC victory. On the season, Miami is averaging 71 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 62.9 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 15.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while Angel Rodriguez is averaging 14.5 points and 4.3 assists. Tonye Jekiri is averaging 10.1 rebounds and Manu Lecomte is shooting 46.3 percent. The Miami Hurricanes have six players averaging at least 5.9 points, and they’re shooting 71.2 percent from the line and 37.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Miami is allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 72 or more points in five of its last seven games. Miami is 6-3 SU on its home court.
The Wolfpack are 36-17-1 ATS in their last 54 vs. Atlantic Coast and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hurricanes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. The Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami and the road team is 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Miami has really played down to its comp this season and simply won't have the size advantage it usually has it most games. I like the Wolfpack to steal one on the road but I'll gladly take the free buckets here.