Duke vs. North Carolina State - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (12-11) at Duke Blue Devils (16-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -11.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and the NC State Wolfpack face off on Saturday in ACC college basketball action.
The Duke Blue Devils are 14-5 this season and they have lost their last three games in a row putting them outside of the Top 25 in the nation. Duke is averaging 85.6 points per game and they are shooting 47.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Grayson Allen leads the Blue Devils averaging 20.1 points per game. Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.6 points and 6.6 rebounds, Matt Jones is averaging 12.7 points, and Luke Kennard is averaging 12.3 points. Duke is 10-2 at home and 5-4 in the ACC.
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The NC State Wolfpack are 12-11 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. NC State is averaging 75.1 points per game and they are shooting 42.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Anthony “Cat” Barber leads the Wolfpack averaging 23.4 points per game. Abdul-Malik Abu is averaging 12.7 points and 8.4 rebounds, Maverick Rowan is averaging 12.6 points, and Caleb Martin is averaging 11.1 points. NC State is 3-4 on the road and 2-8 in the ACC.
Duke is 12-5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 16-7-1 against the spread following a win, and 19-9 against the spread against a team with a winning record. NC State is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 18-7-1 against the spread following a loss, and 4-1 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two teams.
I know it is desperation time for Duke and while they get the win I don’t see them covering this number.