Virginia vs. NC State - 1/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (11-4) at Virginia Cavaliers (13-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -15.5 -- Over/Under: 124.5 See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and the NC State Wolfpack face off on Wednesday at John Paul Jones Arena in ACC college basketball action.
The Virginia Cavaliers are 13-0 this season and are ranked number three in the nation. UVA is averaging 72 points and they are shooting 48.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 50.8 points and their opponents are shooting 33.4 percent. Justin Anderson leads the Cavaliers averaging 15.1 points per game. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 12.9 points, Anthony Gill is averaging 12.6 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Mike Tobey is averaging 8.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Virginia is second best in the nation in points and shooting percentage against and number one in defensive rebounding.
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The NC State Wolfpack are 11-4 this season and they have won two of their last three games. NC State is averaging 72.8 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and their opponents are shooting 38.4 percent. Trevor Lacey leads the Wolfpack averaging 17.2 points per game. Ralsto Turner is averaging 13.1 points, Anthony “Cat” Barber is averaging 12.2 points, and Kyle Washington is averaging 6.5 points. NC State has lost their only road game of the season that was at West Virginia.
Virginia is 25-8-2 against the spread in their last 35 games, 16-4-2 against the spread against the ACC, and 33-16-2 against the spread in their last 51 home games. NC State is 13-3 against the spread against the ACC, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, and 0-5 against the spread following a win. The road team has covered the point spread in 14 of the last 17 meetings of these two.
I can see this one being played at a deliberate pace and while it is ia lean at best my free pick in the under. I have a stronger pick on who will cover the spread and I will pos that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.