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NC State vs Duke Basketball Picks 3-4-24

Duke Blue Devils (23-6) vs. NC State Wolfpack (17-12)
March 4, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: NC State Wolfpack +5.5; Over/Under: +148.5
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The Duke Blue Devils will play the NC State Wolfpack in an ACC game on Monday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Let’s take a look at the Duke preview, NC State preview, betting matchup, and the Duke vs NC State prediction.

Duke Preview

The Duke Blue Devils are 23-6 (14-4) this year after they defeated Virginia by a score of 73-48 in their last game. Duke led 40-18 at halftime and they were able to coast to the victory in the second half. The Blue Devils shot 49.2% from the field and were +13 in rebounding margin in the game. Duke defeated Louisville by a score of 84-59 in the game prior to Virginia, but did lose to Wake Forest before that. The Blue Devils are scoring 80.3 points per game with 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, while giving up 66.8 points against per game this year. Kyle Filipowski is averaging 16.8 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game. Duke is shooting 48.6% from the field, 72.5% on free throws, and 38.4% on three pointers this season.

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NC State Preview

The NC State Wolfpack 17-12 (9-9) this season after they lost to North Carolina by a score of 79-70 in their last game. NC State led 45-37 at the half, but was out scored 42-25 in the second half for the loss. The Wolfpack shot 41.7% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the game. NC State lost to Florida State by a score of 90-83 in the game prior to UNC, but did beat Boston College before that. The Wolfpack are scoring 76 points per game with 35.2 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, while allowing 72.3 points against per game this season. DJ Horne is averaging 17.6 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game, and 2.2 assists per game. NC State is shooting 44.3% from the field, 72.8% on free throws, and 34.5% on three pointers this year. 

Duke vs NC State Betting Prediction

NC State comes into this matchup struggling over the last few weeks and they could really use a big time win in this game. The Wolfpack are allowing over 72 points against per game this year and they have allowed at least 77 points in four of their last five. Duke is coming off of that blowout win against Virginia last time out, but they did lose their last road game against Wake Forest. The Blue Devils are very good on both ends of the court, but their offense is really rolling right now. I don’t think NC State is going to get enough stops in this game and I like Duke on the road. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Duke -5.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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