North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Miami Hurricanes Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/13/14
Miami Hurricanes (17-15) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (19-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Thursday in the 2nd round of the ACC tournament.
The Miami Hurricanes defeated Virginia Tech 57-53 on Wednesday in the 1st round of the ACC tournament. On the season, Rion Brown is averaging a team-high 15.4 points per game along with a team-high 5.9 rebounds per game. Garrius Adams is averaging 10.4 points per game and a team-high 2.9 assists per contest. The Hurricanes are shooting only 42% from the field this season while averaging 61.7 points per game as a team. The Hurricanes are a decent rebounding team, pulling down 34.6 boards per game. Miami has now won five of their last seven games overall. The Hurricanes are 4-5 on the road in conference play and 2-1 on neutral courts this season.
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack improved to 19-12, 9-9 ACC after beating Boston College at home 78-68 last weekend to complete their regular season. On the year, T.J. Warren leads the Wolfpack with 23.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, both team-highs. Anthony Barber is averaging 9.8 points per game and a team-high 3.7 assists per game. The Wolfpack are averaging 70.4 points per game while shooting 45.6% from the field as a team this season. North Carolina State is a decent rebounding team, averaging 35.1 boards per game. The Wolfpack had lost four out of their last six games overall, before winning against Boston College last weekend. North Carolina State is 4-5 on the road in conference play and has not played on a neutral floor this season.
Miami did not play well in the first round of the tournament but they were able to pull out the win. North Carolina State has been known for playing well in the conference tournament and I believe they will come away with the win in this one.