Wake Forest vs. North Carolina State - 1/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (10-5) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Joel Coliseum)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The NC State Wolfpack and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Sunday night at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
The NC State Wolfpack look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 74.9 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 41 percent shooting. Anthony Barber is averaging 22.7 points and 4.9 assists while Maverick Rowan is averaging 12.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Caleb Martin is dishing 1.5 assists and Abdul-Malik Abu is grabbing 8.4 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. NC State is allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 10.7 turnovers per game. The NC State Wolfpack have split their last 10 road games.
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for consistency after splitting their last six games. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 76.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 78.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Devin Thomas is averaging 16.7 points and 10.3 rebounds while Bryant Crawford is averaging 12.9 points and 4.8 assists. Konstantinos Mitoglou is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing five rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. Wake Forest is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11 turnovers per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won 10 of their last 17 home games.
The Wolfpack are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up loss and 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Demon Deacons are 20-7-3 ATS in their last 30 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wolfpack are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Wake Forest and 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
Wake Forest isn't a great team or anything, but they are at home and playing an NC State team that's about six or seven deep. If you're going to pick this game, the Demon Deacons should be the pick.