North Carolina State vs. Pittsburgh - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (10-3) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (10-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The NC State Wolfpack and the Pittsburgh Panthers face off on Saturday at PNC Arena in ACC college basketball action.
The NC State Wolfpack are 10-4 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. NC State is averaging 73.1 points and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Trevor Lacey leads the Wolfpack averaging 17.1 points per game. Ralston Turner is averaging 12.9 points, Anthony “Cat” Barber is averaging 12.4 points, and Kyle Washington is averaging 7.0 points and 5.1 rebounds. NC State is 10-2 at home this season.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-3 this season and they have won their last six games. Pitt is averaging 69 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Michael Young leads he Panthers averaging 13.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. James Robinson is averaging 11.3 points and 5.1 assists, Jamel Artis is averaging 9.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Chris Jones is averaging 9.2 points. Pittsburgh is 0-1 on the road this season.
NC State is 5-0 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, 6-0 against the spread against the ACC, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Pittsburgh is 3-0-1 against the spread against the ACC, 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 1-5 against the spread on their last six road games.
My free pick in this one will be on the total so please check back when the totals are posted.