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North Carolina State vs. Mount St. Mary's - 11/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (18-14) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (21-12)
Date & Time Tuesday November 6, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
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NCAA BB | Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (18-14) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (21-12)
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The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers will be taking on the NC State Wolfpack at PNC Arena on Tuesday in college basketball activity. 

Mount St. Mary’s comes into this season following an 18-14 campaign, going 12-6 in NEC play for a second-place tie finish. The Mountaineers came into the NEC Tournament with a No. 2 seed, but fell to Robert Morris in the quarters. 

The Mountaineers had a sketchy run in non-conference play but managed a three-game win streak that got them into the NEC games on a solid run. After dropping a pair, Mount St. Mary’s posted nine wins in an 11-game period. 

Over on the NC State side, they went 21-12 last season with a 11-7 mark in ACC play. The Wolfpack put up a second-round loss in the ACC Tournament to Boston College, and fell in the first round of the Big Dance to Seton Hall. 

NC State is reloading after a handful of graduations and transfers—notably Abdul-Malik Abu—but puts together a solid recruiting class of Immanuel Bates, Ian Steere and Jericole Hellems, each of whom should see some significant action this season. . 

Mount St. Mary’s is 6-1 ATS in their last seven overall and 5-2 ATS in their last seven Tuesday games. 

The Wolfpack are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games. The under is 4-0 in the Wolfpack’s last four Tuesday games. The over is 8-2 in their last 10 non-conference games and 29-13 in their last 42 home games. 

Mount St. Mary’s came into the NEC Tournament on a nice run, winning eight of their final 10 games in the regular season. The loss to Robert Morris has to sting, and the Mountaineers will be looking to start the season off favorably here. 

NC State is in something of the same boat, as they played pretty well last season overall but the Seton Hall loss will still linger. 

I’m going to go with Mount St. Mary’s to cover here in a confidence-building game.

Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers TBA

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