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North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Detroit Titans Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/14/13

Detroit Titans (5-5) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (6-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm (PNC Arena)

The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Detroit Titans head to Raleigh to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Although many of the familiar faces are gone the way Detroit goes about their business hasn't changed and that means out score the opposition. At 5-5 I'd say this has been moderately successful but we have to remember this team lost a lot of talent. The Titans over came a five point halftime deficit to nip Rhode Island 70-68 despite a 1-12 effort beyond the arc. The Rams led in the shooting battle 46.6%-43.5% but lost the war at at the line 15-8 which turned out to be crucial. Juwan Howard Jr.paced the scoring with 17 points and eight rebounds with Evan Bruinsma netting 15 points and snagging five boards followed by an eleven point effort from Matthew Grant.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Detroit Titans Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/14/13

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After an embarassing loss to North Carolina Central, North Carolina State has won four in a row although the strength of schedule is a question mark. Having said that, each has been by double figures with both ends of the floor contributing. The Wolfpack improved to 6-2 with a 76-66 decision over Long Beach State behind solid 50% shooting despite a 3-15 mark on threes. The defense did their part by limititing the 49ers to 41% from the field which was enough to secure the victory. TJ Warren led all scorers with 23 points and five yanks followed by Anthony Barber with 19 while Desmond Lee tossed in another 15 points. Overall eight players received minutes and each found the scoring columnn.

I don't know if it's wise to go against a surging Wolfpack but both teams lost so much talent so I expect inconsistency from both throughout the season and we could see that here. No way to tell until they play so I'll take the points and hope for the best...

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