Syracuse vs. North Carolina State - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (14-14) at Syracuse Orange (18-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The NC State Wolfpack and Syracuse Orange meet Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.
The NC State Wolfpack need a win to get a game above a .500 record. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 75.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Anthony Barber is averaging 23.5 points and 4.5 assists while Maverick Rowan is averaging 12.8 points and 3.2 rebounds. Abdul-Malik Abu is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and Caleb Martin is dishing 1.5 assists. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Wolfpack are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The NC State Wolfpack have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The Syracuse Orange look to snap their tough two-game losing streak. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 69.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Michael Gbinije is averaging 17 points and 4.3 assists while Malachi Richardson is averaging 13.2 points and 4.4 rebounds. Trevor Cooney is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Lydon is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Orange are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have won five of their last six home games.
The Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Orange are 12-27-2 ATS in their last 41 vs. Atlantic Coast and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Wolfpack are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Syracuse and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
NC State will have the best player on the floor in Barber and has a big advantage on the glass. It's also not like Syracuse is blowing teams out consistently. I like the value of the points and the road team here.