North Carolina State vs. Wake Forest - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-14) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (12-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -9.5 -- 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 12-12 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. NC State is averaging 75.3 points per game and they are shooting 42.9 percent from the floor while their opponents are averaging 72.5 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent. Anthony “Cat” Barber leads the Wolfpack averaging 23.5 points per game. Abdul-Malik Abu is averaging 12.9 points and 8.8 rebounds, Maverick Rowan is averaging 12.8 points, and Caleb Martin is averaging 10.8 points. NC State is 8-6 at home and 2-9 in the ACC.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-14 this season and they have lost their last nine games. Wake Forest is averaging 73.4 points per game and they are shooting 44.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 79.1 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Devin Thomas leads the Demon Deacons averaging 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Bryant Crawford is averaging 13.3 points, Konstantinos Mitoglou is averaging 10.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, Cornelius Hudson is averaging 7.4 points. Wake Forest is 3-6 on the road and 1-11 in the ACC.
NC State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 19-7-1 against the spread following a loss. Wake Forest is 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 road, 0-3-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 7-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning home record. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
This is just way too many points and despite Wake’s miserable ACC record and bad record against the number against NC State, they are the play here.