North Carolina State vs. Pittsburgh - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Carolina State vs. Pittsburgh - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Panthers (15-14) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (17-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm (PNC Arena)

The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -8.5 -- Over/Under: 136

TV: ACC

The Pittsburgh Panthers and NC State Wolfpack meet Saturday in college basketball action at the PNC Arena.

The Pittsburgh Panthers need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 65.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Justin Champagnie is averaging 12.3 points and 0.6 assists while Trey McGowens is averaging 12 points and 3.5 rebounds. Xavier Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Murphy is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Pittsburgh Panthers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Pittsburgh Panthers haven’t won a road game since January 8.

The NC State Wolfpack need a win after splitting their last six games. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 81.6 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 44 percent shooting. C.J. Bryce is averaging 16.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while Markell Johnson is averaging 13.4 points and four rebounds. Devon Daniels is the third double-digit scorer and Jericole Hellems is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The NC State Wolfpack have split their last six home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.

The Pittsburgh Panthers are playing awful basketball at the moment, which includes a five-game losing streak and losing those games by an average of 14.2 points while shooting 34.4 percent from the field and 22.4 percent from three. The Pittsburgh Panthers are also just 3-6 against the spread on the road and 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games. The NC State Wolfpack win at home by an average of 9.9 points while allowing just 41.3 percent shooting from the field. I can't back the Pittsburgh Panthers in their current form. It's NC State and the chalk or pass.

Randy’s Pick North Carolina State Wolfpack -8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.