NC State Wolfpack (2-0) vs. Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (0-2)
November 16, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Connecticut State Blue Devils +24 / NC State Wolfpack -24; Over/Under: -142.5
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The Central Connecticut Blue Devils and the NC State Wolfpack meet in college basketball action from the Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday night.
The Central Connecticut Blue Devils will be looking to rebound from a 75-57 loss to Brown in their last game. Stephane Ayangma leads the Blue Devils in scoring with 11 PPG as the lone double-digit scorer through two games for the Blue Devils while Nigel Scantlebury has 9.5 PPG with 2.5 APG and Ian Krishnan and Joe Ostrowsky each have 8.5 PPG. Andre Snoddy also has 8 RPG for the Blue Devils this season. As a team, Central Connecticut is averaging 52.5 PPG on 39% shooting from the field, 40% from three and 40.9% from the foul line while allowing 87 PPG on 55.7% shooting from the field and 52.8% from three this season.
The NC State Wolfpack will look to take another step in the right direction after a 77-74 win over Colgate last time out. Dereon Seabron leads the Wolfpack in scoring, rebounding and assists, averaging a double-double per game with 19.5 PPG and 10.5 RPG while Casey Morsell has 17.5 PPG and 5 RPG. Terquavion Smith has 16 PPG and Jericole Hellems has 13 PPG with 4.5 RPG to make up the scoring in double figures for NC State up to this point in the season. Cam Hayes also has 9.5 PPG for the Wolfpack so far this season. As a team, NC State is averaging 82.5 PPG on 47.3% shooting from the field, 28.2% from three and 78% from the foul line while allowing 72 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field and 36.8% from three this season.
Central Connecticut is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games. NC State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 neutral site games.
Is this a lot more points that I’d like to lay with an NC State team that’s yet to cover in either of their first two games and almost lost outright to Colgate last time out? Yes, but the Blue Devils also lost by 50 and got doubled up in that game by UConn. The Blue Devils also took a near 20-point loss to Brown in their last game. I just think the Blue Devils are in too deep here, so I’ll lay the big number with NC State here.