North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Northeastern Huskies - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northeastern Huskies (8-4) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (9-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Northeastern Huskies will travel to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-3 and are coming off of a win against UNC Greensboro by a score of 58-52. NC State had a double-digit lead in this game but almost let it slip away in the second half. Anthony Barber had 27 points and 2 rebounds for NC State. Abdul-Malik Abu added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolfpack. NC State was out rebounded by a total of 40-38 and had 7 assists in their victory. NC State is averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 68.6 points per game. NC State is also averaging 43.1 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game. Anthony Barber is averaging 22.6 points per game and 5.3 assists per game, while Maverick Rowan is averaging 12.9 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for NC State. NC State is shooting 68.2% on free throws, 31.5% on three-pointers, and 42.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Northeastern Huskies are 8-4 and are coming off of a win against Vermont by a score of 77-65. Northeastern went on a 19-4 run to spark the victory. Quincy Ford had 23 points and 8 rebounds for Northeastern. Zach Stahl added 14 points and 5 assists for the Huskies. Northeastern out rebounded their opponent by a total of 34-31 and had 18 assists in their victory. Northeastern is averaging 75.4 points per game while giving up 71.2 points per game. Northeastern is also averaging 36.4 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game. David Walker is averaging 19.9 points per game and 3.7 assists per game, while Quincy Ford is averaging 16.3 points per game and 7 rebounds per game for Northeastern. Northeastern is shooting 70.2% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
Northeastern is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against the ACC. The under is 6-2 in Northeastern’s last 8 games following a win. NC State is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against the CAA. The under is 4-0 in NC State’s last 4 games.
NC State has been playing slightly better defense than Northeastern, but both teams have been scoring about the same points per game. NC State does have an advantage in rebounding, which will make a big difference. I think NC State at home is the pick here.