LSU vs. North Carolina State - 11/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (2-2) at LSU Tigers (3-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: NC State PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and North Carolina State Wolfpack square off Tuesday afternoon at the Barclays Center.
The LSU Tigers are coming off an 81-80 Monday loss to Marquette. In the loss, LSU allowed 51.7 percent shooting and shot just 37 percent from the field. Ben Simmons led the Tigers with 21 points and 20 rebounds while Tim Quarterman had 20 points and four assists. The LSU Tigers can’t be pleased with their defense that allowed an offensively challenged Marquette team to get whatever it wanted. The good news for the Tigers is that Simmons is as good as advertised, as the freshman 44 points and 36 rebounds in his last two games. LSU has a solid offense that has now produced no less than 78 points in all four games this season and has made 14 threes in its last two contests. This will be another solid test for this young LSU club.
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack lost to Arizona State on Monday, 79-76. In the loss, NC State shot 44.8 percent from the field but gave up 47 rebounds. Anthony Barber led the Wolfpack with 22 points and eight assists while Maverick Rowan had 14 points and five rebounds. The North Carolina State Wolfpack have now lost two tough games this year, but the loss to ASU was tough considering they shot 2.2 percent better than the Sun Devils. Barber is really starting to come into his own as a junior, producing 41 points and 11 assists in his last two games. North Carolina State has a lot of talent to be a force in the ACC this season but needs to start playing to its potential before conference play begins.
The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games.
I really like this NC State team and think it has what it takes to make some noise in the ACC. While LSU will have the best player on the floor, the Wolfpack have more depth. I'm siding with North Carolina State in a toss up.