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Texas Tech vs NC State Basketball Picks 3-21-24

NC State Wolfpack (22-14) vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (23-10)
March 21, 2024 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Tech Red Raiders -5; Over/Under: +146
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In this article, we will formulate an NC State vs Texas Tech betting prediction for this College Basketball showdown on Thursday, March 21st at the PPG Paints Arena. We will take a look at: 

-The NC State Wolfpack recent form and recent player performance

-The Texas Tech Red Raiders recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between NC State and Texas Tech.

What a run for NC State

NC State had to win five games in a row in the ACC Tournament to even make the tournament, but they have a ton of confidence. In the last game against North Carolina, NC State scored 84 points and they ended up winning by eight points. DJ Horne had a strong game putting up 29 points, four rebounds, and one assist. NC State is averaging 76.4 points while their defense is giving up 72.7 points per game. Horne is averaging 16.9 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field. 

Texas Tech was Blown out in Last Game

Texas Tech in the last game faced off against Houston and it was a blowout victory. Texas Tech scored 59 points while the defense gave up 82 points. Two games ago against BYU, they were able to secure the 81-67 victory and they were going to need the offense to be good here. Texas Tech is averaging 75.6 points while their defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. Guard Pop Isaacs is averaging 15.9 points while shooting 35.5 percent from the field. 

NC State vs Texas Tech Betting Prediction

NC State is going to keep this game close. NC State’s offense has been impressive heading into this game and in the last game they put up 84 points. Texas Tech defense’s is giving up 69.3 points per game and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. NC State is going to score at least 75 points here, and that will be enough for the Wolfpack to cover the spread. Back NC State against the spread. 


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: NC State +5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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