North Carolina State vs. Duke - 3/12/15 ACC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Duke at North Carolina State Wolfpack (19-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
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The Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina State Wolfpack meet Thursday in the ACC Tournament.
The Duke Blue Devils haven’t lost since January 28th. On the season, Duke is averaging 81.3 points on 50.2 percent shooting and is allowing 65.7 points on 43 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.6 points and 9.2 rebounds while Quinn Cook is averaging 16 points and 2.8 assists. Justise Winslow is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Tyus Jones is dishing 5.7 assists. The Duke Blue Devils have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.1 percent from the line and 39.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Duke is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last eight games.
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. On the season, NC State is averaging 70.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 65.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Trevor Lacey is averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 assists while Ralston Turner is averaging 13.4 points and 3.3 rebounds. Anthony Barber is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Washington is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The North Carolina State Wolfpack have four players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 68 percent from the line and 36.4 percent from deep. Defensively, NC State is allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Wolfpack are 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 neutral site games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Blue Devils are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 16-4-1 in the last 21 meetings.
NC State not only beat Duke when they played earlier this season, but the Wolfpack have the offense that can keep up even when the Blue Devils are hot. I'll take the points here.