North Carolina State vs. Duke - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

North Carolina State vs. Duke - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina State Wolfpack

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Pnc Arena)

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The Duke Blue Devils and the NC State Wolfpack meet in college basketball action from PNC Arena on Wednesday.

Duke comes in here at 22-3 so far. Duke is on a seven-game win streak right now, beating Miami-FL, Pitt, Syracuse, Boston College, North Carolina, Florida State and Notre Dame.

In the win over the Irish, Duke’s Vernon Carey led the team on 21 points, four rebounds and two assists. Both Alex O’Connell and Matthew Hurt had 12 points apiece there, combining for six assists and 14 rebounds.

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Over on the NC State side, they’re 16-9 this year. After consecutive wins over Miami-FL and Syracuse, the Wolfpack took a 71-68 loss to Boston College in their last outing Sunday.

In the loss to the Eagles, NC State’s Devon Daniels doubled up on 15 points and 10 rebounds with two assists. CJ Bryce and Jericole Hellems each had 15 points as well, combining for seven boards and six assists.

Duke is 231-181 ATS after scoring 80 or more points since 1997 and NC State is 55-79 ATS in home games when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games since 1997.

NC State is 2-0 ATS versus Duke over the last three seasons and 1-1 straight up versus Duke in the last three seasons. Two of two games in this series have gone over the total in the last three seasons.

Duke has had a couple of close calls across this winning streak—specifically the UNC game (two points) and the Florida State game (five points)—but on the whole it’s been a good return to dominance by a great team.

As for NC State, they’ve had a few good offensive performances here and there lately but they’re still pretty choppy when it comes to consistency. I fell like Duke is the safer pick on the cover here.

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Andrew’s Pick Duke Blue Devils -8

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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