Saint Louis vs NC State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/17/20

Saint Louis vs NC State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/17/20 Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina State Wolfpack (3-0) at Saint Louis Billikens (5-0)

College Basketball: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)

The Line: Saint Louis Billikens -4.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The NC State Wolfpack and Saint Louis Billikens meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Chaifetz Arena.

The NC State Wolfpack look for a win to build on their 3-0 record. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 90.3 points on 53.4 percent shooting and allowing 57 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Devon Daniels is averaging 18 points and 5.7 rebounds while Jericole Hellems is averaging 14 points and 3.3 rebounds. Cam Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and DJ Funderburk is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 44.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.

The Saint Louis Billikens look for a win to build on their 5-0 record. The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 89.4 points on 54.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.2 points on 30.9 percent shooting. Javonte Perkins is averaging 19.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while Jordan Goodwin is averaging 15 points and 3.2 assists. Gibson Jimerson is the third double-digit scorer and Hasahn French is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Saint Louis Billikens are shooting 45 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Louis Billikens are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.

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The Wolfpack are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Billikens are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Wolfpack last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Billikens last 5 overall.

The NC State Wolfpack are off to a great start at both ends of the floor, but they haven't played anybody up to this point and are getting this game on short notice. The Saint Louis Billikens have been one of the better covering teams in the country dating back to last season, and they're currently one of the best offensive teams in the country. This is a big game for Saint Louis, a club that doesn't get many marquee matchups. I'll lay the chalk with the Billikens.

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Randy’s Pick Saint Louis Billikens -4.5

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