Syracuse vs. North Carolina State - 2/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (16-9) at Syracuse Orange (17-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The NC State Wolfpack and Syracuse Orange meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Carrier Dome.
The NC State Wolfpack could use a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 80.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Allerik Freeman is averaging 14.1 points and 2.4 assists while Omer Yurtseven is averaging 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Torin Dorn is the third double-digit scorer and Braxton Beverly is dishing four assists. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The NC State Wolfpack have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Syracuse Orange could also use a win here after splitting their last 14 games. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 68.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Tyus Battle is averaging 20.3 points and three rebounds while Frank Howard is averaging 15 points and 5.1 assists. Oshae Brissett is the third double-digit scorer and Paschal Chukwu is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have won five of their last seven home games.
The Wolfpack are 5-18 ATS in their last 23 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Orange are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games following a straight up win and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win. The Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Syracuse and the road team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The NC State Wolfpack aren't the same team on the road as they are at home, as they're shooting just 39.1 percent from the field and being outscored by more than 10 points on the road. That's not good when you factor in Syracuse allowing just 37.5 percent shooting and 58.8 points at home this season. NC State is clearly going to have issues scoring the basketball in this spot. Not to mention NC State's brutal record against the number on the road that dates back to last season. You have to side with the Syracuse Orange and the reasonable number at home.