North Carolina State vs. Miami - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (16-3) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (11-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and NC State Wolfpack square off Saturday at the PNC Arena.
The Miami Hurricanes look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 79.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 16.3 points and 3.3 rebounds while Ja'Quan Newton is averaging 12 points and 2.7 assists. Angel Rodriguez is dishing four assists and Tonye Jekiri is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hurricanes are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The NC State Wolfpack need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 74.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Anthony Barber is averaging 22.8 points and 4.7 assists while Maverick Rowan is averaging 13.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Abdul-Malik Abu is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and Cody Martin is dishing 2.2 assists. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Wolfpack are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The NC State Wolfpack have split their last 18 home games.
The Hurricanes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolfpack are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hurricanes are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in N.C. State.
NC State has potential to be a good team but there's just too many lapses offensively and not enough scoring. Miami is a very dangerous team that has scoring, defense and size to win on the glass. The Canes win this game without much trouble.