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North Carolina State vs. Harvard - 3/24/19 NCAA - NIT Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Harvard at North Carolina State
Date & Time Sunday March 24, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Reynolds Coliseum
Raleigh, NC
The Line
NC State -11 / over-under: 152
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack battle the Harvard Crimson in Sunday NIT college basketball action.

The Harvard Crimson kicked off the NIT with a 71-68 upset of the Georgetown Hoyas as a six point underdog on Wednesday night.

The Crimson sank shots at 47.2% and limited the Hoyas to 40.3% but 14 giveaways led to nine more shots for Georgetown.

Bryce Aiken topped Harvard with 18 points and four pulls along with a team high six TO while Noah Kirkwood added eleven points, four pulls and seven helpers.

Robert Baker gave the Crimson another eleven points and three yanks with Chris Lewis and Justin Bassey combining for 19 points and 12 rebounds.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack began play in the NIT by outscoring the Hofstra Pride 84-78 as an eight point favorite on Monday.

The Wolfpack rallied from a three point deficit at the halfway point behind a 44%-41.5% shooting edge with 18 offensive boards leading to ten more shots.

Markell Johnson led the NC State comeback with 26 points, seven boards and five assists with CJ Bryce tossing in 18 points  and hauling in eleven rebounds.

The Wolfpack saw 19 points and another nine rebounds from Torin Dorn while Braxton Beverly chipped in with nine points and four pulls.

Harvard Crimson are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and  are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and are 22-9-1 ATS in their last 32 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and  are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Atlantic Coast.

North Carolina State Wolfpack are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win andare 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and  are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and under is 7-2 in Wolfpack last 9 home games.

On paper many see an ACC matchup against Ivy league squad as a mismatch but I see a ton of points with a team that won’t be intimidated…

Pick:
Harvard +11

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