North Carolina State Wolfpack (6-4) at North Carolina Tar Heels (8-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Dean E. Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The NC State Wolfpack and North Carolina Tar Heels meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Dean E. Smith Center.
The NC State Wolfpack need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 79.6 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 65.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Devon Daniels is averaging 16.5 points and 5.4 rebounds while DJ Funderburk is averaging 13.2 points and 4.4 rebounds. Jericole Hellems is the third double-digit scorer and Manny Bates is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 66.5 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The North Carolina Tar Heels look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 73.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Armando Bacot is averaging 11.6 points and 7.6 rebounds while Garrison Brooks is averaging 10.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. Caleb Love is the third double-digit scorer and RJ Davis is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Tar Heels are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game.
The Wolfpack are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tar Heels are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Wolfpack last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Tar Heels last 4 home games. The under is 11-5 in Tar Heels last 16 overall.
The NC State Wolfpack are riding a three-game losing streak and have had a lot of time off lately, which is certainly going to break the rhythm of the team. The North Carolina Tar Heels are playing their most consistent ball of the year and have an advantage here on defense and on the glass. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with UNC at home.