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Wake Forest vs. North Carolina State - 1/15/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Carolina State at Wake Forest
Date & Time Tuesday January 15, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Wake Forest +9.5 -- Over/Under: 161
TV Channel
ACC
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The NC State Wolfpack and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum.

The NC State Wolfpack look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 88.6 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Torin Dorn is averaging 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds while Markell Johnson is averaging 11.6 points and 4.1 assists. C.J. Bryce is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Daniels is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The NC State Wolfpack have split their first two road games this season.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look to get back to a .500 record while snapping a three-game losing streak. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are averaging 73.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Brandon Childress is averaging 16.5 points and 4.3 assists while Jaylen Hoard is averaging 14.7 points and eight rebounds. Chaundee Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Mucius is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won four of their last six home games.

The Wolfpack are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 4-17 ATS in their last 21 vs. Atlantic Coast, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 9-23 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Wolfpack are 14-6-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Demon Deacons last 8 overall. The over is 7-0 in Wolfpack last 7 road games.

The NC State Wolfpack are not only 11-0 ATS this season, but they're 4-0 ATS on the road and have just been tearing it up offensively. If a team doesn't have the firepower to counter the Wolfpack, NC State is going to roll in a big way. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have been absolutely awful ATS dating back to last season and are just 2-5 ATS this season as an underdog. Wake Forest is also shooting under 40 percent from the field in its last five games and five of its last six losses have been decided by double digits. These are two teams heading in completely different directions. I'll take NC State in a double-digit victory.

Pick:
North Carolina State -9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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