Arizona State Sun Devils vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (2-1) at Arizona State Sun Devils (2-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Arizona State Sun Devils +1 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
Arizona St and North Carolina State will face off in the first round in the FanDuel Legends Classic.
Arizona St is coming off of a 91-53 win over Kennesaw St making their record 2-1. The leading scorer for the Sun Devils came off the bench in Obinna Oleka who scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Forward Eric Jacobsen also added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Through 3 games the Sun Devils leading scorer is Gerry Blakes who os averaging 14.3 points per game and 7 rebounds. Tra Holder is also averaging 12.3 points per game and 2.7 assists. The winner of this game will face the winner of the LSU and Marquette game.
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After losing their opener NC State has won 2 in a row their most recent coming against IUPUI where they won 79 to 56. The leading scorer for the Wolfpack was Guard Anthony Barber who scored 19 points and 4 rebounds. Through 3 games the leading scorer for NC State is Caleb Martin who is averaging 118.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds. Anthony Barber is also averaging 15.7 points per game and 7.0 rebounds with 5.7 assists a game. NC State has bounced back nicely after their opening loss but this will be their toughest test of the season.
NC State is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games vs. a PAC-12 team. The Wolfpack are 0-6 against the spread in their last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points. Arizona State is 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. The Sun Devils are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 Monday games.
This will be a very interesting game with both of these teams playing their best opponent of the season so far. Both of these teams have lossed a game but i think that Arizona State is actually the better team here. I think they will win this game outright in a very close game.