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North Carolina State vs. North Carolina - 2/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Carolina Tar Heels (18-7) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (16-8)
Date & Time Saturday February 10, 2018, 2:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack +2.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESFC
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NCAA BB | North Carolina Tar Heels (18-7) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (16-8)
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Coming up Saturday afternoon from PNC Arena, the North Carolina Tar Heels will be meeting up with the NC State Wolfpack on the college basketball court. 

The Tar Heels enter this game with an 18-7 record overall. North Carolina has won their last two games, including Thursday’s versus Duke. In that one, North Carolina guard Kenny Williams managed 20 points. 

Leading the way in scoring for North Carolina this year is Luke Maye with 18.2 PPG and 10.2 RPG, and Joel Berry is second with 17.4 PPG. Also in double-digits for the Tar Heels are Cameron Johnson (13.1 PPG; 14 games) and Williams (11.5 PPG). 

Over on the NC State side, they’re currently 16-8 on the year. The Wolfpack had won three straight games, but fell to Virginia Tech their last time out. In that one, NC State’s Omer Yurtseven logged 20 points. 

Tops in scoring for NC State is Allerik Freeman with 14.0 PPG, and Yurtseven in close behind on 13.9 PPG and 7.0 RPG. Also in double-digits for the Wolfpack are Torin Dorn (13.3 PPG; 6.6 RPG) and Braxton Beverly (13.3 PPG; 6.6 RPG). 

The Tar Heels are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 games following an ATS win and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five road games. North Carolina is also 0-4-1 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a winning home record and the over is 5-2 in their last seven overall. 

Meanwhile, NC State is 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 11-24-1 ATS in their last 36 versus the ACC. The Wolfpack are also 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games and the under is 5-2 in their last seven overall. 

NC State has been scoring pretty well overall, with at least 72 points in each of their last six games. As for the Tar Heels, they’re looking better over their last two as opposed to that three-game losing streak—where they gave up at least 80 points in each outing. This should be a fun one to watch, but I think NC State can hang around here and cover.

Pick:
North Carolina State Wolfpack +2.5

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