North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/11/14
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-9) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (15-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to North Carolina State to play the Wolfpack on Tuesday night.
Wake Forest has had a week off after dropping to 14-9, 4-6 ACC at Duke last Tuesday, losing 83-63 against the Blue Devils. On the year, Codi Miller-McIntyre is averaging a team-high 14.4 points per game and a team-high 3.8 assists per contest. Devin Thomas is averaging 11.3 points per game and a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game. The Demon Deacons are shooting 44.3% from the field and averaging 71.4 points per game as a team this season. Wake Forest is a good rebounding team, averaging 37.7 boards per game. The Demon Deacons have lost three games in a row for the first time this season. Wake Forest will be out on the road where they are an awful 1-5 on the year.
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack improved to 15-8, 5-5 ACC after beating Miami 56-55 on Saturday. On the season, T.J. Warren averages a team-high 22.4 points and 7.3 rebounds. Warren is one of the best players in the ACC and has a chance to play at the next level. Freshman Anthony Barber is averaging 10.8 points and a team-high 4 assists per game. The Wolfpack are averaging 71.9 points per game while shooting 46% from the field as a team this season. NC State is a decent rebounding team, averaging 35.8 boards per game. The Wolfpack have won four out of their last five games. After two games on the road NC State will be back at home where they have won three in a row after losing to Virginia at home back in early January.
North Carolina State is playing solid basketball right now led by Warren, who may be one of the most underrated players in the ACC. Wake Forest as been struggling and especially on the road. I think the Wolfpack will win this game and cover the spread.