Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack Pick-Odds-Prediction 3/15/14
North Carolina State Wolfpack (21-12) at Duke Blue Devils (25-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
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The Duke Blue Devils play the North Carolina State Wolfpack in the semifinals of the ACC tournament on Saturday.
North Carolina State beat Syracuse 66-63 in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament yesterday. 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 have won four straight games and has a history of playing well in the ACC tournament. North Carolina State is 4-5 on the road in conference play and just earned their second neutral site game of this season.
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The Duke Blue Devils defeated the Clemson Tigers 63-62 last night in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. On the season, Jabari Parker leads the Blue Devils with 19.2 points and 9 rebounds per game. Rodney Hood is averaging a solid 16.5 points per game; while Quinn Cook is averaging a team-high 4.5 assists per game. Amile Jefferson is averaging 6.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game and has really helped Duke improve their rebounding numbers as the year has gone on. The Blue Devils are averaging an impressive 79.8 points per game while shooting 46.5% from the field as a team this season. Duke has won two straight after losing two games over the past month. . The Blue Devils finished a lousy 4-5 on the road in conference play and are now 4-2 on neutral courts during the season.
North Carolina State has revenge on their minds after getting beat by 35 points back in January at Duke. The Blue Devils almost gave the game away against Clemson and I think they will play better their second time out in the tournament. The Blue Devils win by double-digits on Saturday. I also think this will be a high scoring game and the over is a good play if it comes in at 150 or lower.