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NC State vs Virginia Tech Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/8/23

Virginia Tech Hokies (19-13) vs. NC State Wolfpack (22-9)
March 8, 2023 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: NC State Wolfpack -2.5 / Virginia Tech Hokies +2.5; Over/Under: +149.5
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and the NC State Wolfpack meet in college basketball action from the Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday as part of the ACC conference tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


NC State is listed as a 2.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 149.5 points.


For Virginia Tech, Darius Maddox is out for the season while NC State has LJ Thomas listed as questionable for this game and Dusan Mahorcic remains out with a knee injury.

Matchup History

NC State’s 73-69 win over Virginia Tech back on January 7th, 2023, made it four straight head-to-head meetings between these two teams without back-to-back winners.


Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. NC State is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a loss and 8-20-2 ATS in their last 30 games following an ATS win while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record.


I’ll side with the Wolfpack here. NC State has just been a lot more trustworthy this season, and while Virginia Tech got themselves a nice win over Notre Dame, the reality is that this Virginia Tech team more often than not has been hard to back when you take them out of their home arena. I think NC State gets it done here so I’ll lay it and play it with NC State here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: NC State -2.5

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