North Carolina State vs. UNC Greensboro - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Greensboro Spartans (4-7) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (8-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNC Greensboro Spartans and NC State Wolfpack square off Tuesday night at the PNC Arena.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans look for a big upset to help bounce back from a 4-7 start. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are averaging 66.1 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Kayel Locke is averaging 12 points and 5.4 rebounds while Francis Alonso is averaging 11.5 points and 1.9 assists. RJ White is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Diante Baldwin is dishing 4.1 assists. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. UNC Greensboro is allowing 41.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have lost seven straight road games.
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The NC State Wolfpack look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 77.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Anthony Barber is averaging 22.2 points and 5.6 assists while Maverick Rowan is averaging 13.9 points and 4.3 rebounds. Caleb Martin is dishing 1.7 assists and Abdul-Malik Abu is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. NC State is allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11 turnovers per game. The NC State Wolfpack have won 10 of their last 17 home games.
The Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Coast and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolfpack are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
UNC Greensboro hasn't been able to hang with teams far less talented than NC State, as allowing teams to shoot nearly 50 percent isn't exactly a good thing. Even with the Wolfpack undermanned and what not, NC State still has enough to win this game rather easily.