The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and NC State Wolfpack meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the PNC Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Preview
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 69.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Nate Laszewski is averaging 14.1 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Dane Goodwin is averaging 12.2 points and 5 rebounds. JJ Starling is the third double-digit scorer and Cormac Ryan is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28 rebounds per game.
The NC State Wolfpack Betting Preview
The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 79 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Terquavion Smith is averaging 18.7 points and 3.5 rebounds, while Jarkel Joiner is averaging 16.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Casey Morsell is the third double-digit scorer and Jack Clark is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Fighting Irish are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Wolfpack are 10-28-3 ATS in their last 41 home games and 16-35-2 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Fighting Irish last 6 overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Wolfpack last 8 overall. The favorite is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish aren't playing well at the moment, they don't cover numbers, and they lose by an average of 7.5 points on the road. The NC State Wolfpack are far and away the more consistent team, they win at home by an average of 17.4 points, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 15.2 points. I'll lay the chalk with NC State.