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NC State Wolfpack vs. Duke Blue Devils 3/31/24 NCAAB Betting Picks

NC State Wolfpack vs. Duke Blue Devils 3/31/24 – The Elite 8 showdown of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is set to feature an intense matchup between the NC State Wolfpack (25-14) and the Duke Blue Devils (27-8). This game is not just another stepping stone towards the Final Four; it’s a battle of pride, strategy, and sheer talent. With both teams looking to cement their place in college basketball history, this encounter is a must-watch for fans and bettors alike. As we delve into the March Madness betting prediction, let’s take a closer look at the game info and betting odds to guide our analysis.

NC State Wolfpack vs. Duke Blue Devils 3/31/24

When:Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 5:05 PM ET
Where:American Airlines Center
NC State Wolfpack vs. Duke Blue Devils 3/31/24
Wolfpack+7.5 (-110)152 over (-108)+260
Blue Devils-7.5 (-110)152 under (-111)-322
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The betting odds indicate a significant favor towards Duke, with a -322 moneyline and a 7.5-point spread. NC State, however, has shown resilience and could leverage the +260 moneyline to their advantage. The total set at 152 points with nearly even odds on the over/under suggests a high-scoring affair, aligning with both teams’ offensive capabilities.

DJ Horne (Guard) vs. Kyle Filipowski (Center)

NC State has boosted it largely due to DJ Horne managing to score an average of 16.7 points per game during 37 games in the NCAA season. His ability to shoot from way beyond the arc adds to his stats, and a 81.4% average in free throws makes him a true weapon on the offensive end. Nevertheless, this label requires to be carefully addressed when facing an opponent of this type like Duke University, which feeds themselves off of other teams mistakes.

On the opposite, Kyle Filipowski holds Duke together, averaging 16.6 points and a rebound per match First, he has the ability to play as a center who can shoot 34.4% from three-point range which puts extra challenge the way NC State defense should tackle. Filipowski’s discipline as a shot-blocker (1.6 per game) might be able to prevent NC State’s shots from near the basket.

When guard Horne and center Filipowski oppose each other, it won¹t be just the outside shooting that will be at stake, but also inside supremacy. Pounding on Filipowski’s defense, Horne’s mobility, accuracy and Filipowski’s height, heavy hand may outsmart NC State’s defensive systems. Their action could also place a big part in the game with the direction, lead and win of it.

Wolfpack’s Offensive Prowess

NC State has greatly impacted forward by scoring 76.5 points per game while shooting 45.1% field goal percentage. They can shoot from behind the arc 34.7% and play makes the defense spread thin and other players get the other types of baskets. On the other hand, relying on perimeter shooting only might hurt them if the opponents will totally wrap up the perimeter.

Blue Devils’ Balanced Attack

Duke’s attack arguably is more powerful, shooting 79.8 points per game and hitting 48.2% of their fields. They had a tremendously stellar performance with their outstanding 38.1% shooting accuracy from almost every part of the court. The Blue Devils having a slight edge over the Wolfpack in the rebounding and assists stats means the team plays a solid all around game and will be difficult for the Wolfpack to contain.


NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends

NC State are 5-0 in their last 5 games.
Wolfpack are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread
NC State are 8-8 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of NC State’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 11 of NC State’ 19 last games at home

Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends

Duke are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Blue Devils are 3-2 in their last 5 games against the spread
Duke are 5-6 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 1 of Duke’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 9 of Duke’ 21 last games at home

NC State Wolfpack vs. Duke Blue Devils Betting Picks

The statistics and plays predict a nail- biting match, but Duke’s evenly distributed attack and superb field goal percentage put them at an advantage. Nevertheless, NC State’s recent trends cannot go unnoticed, therefore, although they are long-shots, they will be tough underdogs, particularly with the spread.

Looking at both teams’ dynamics, numbers of points scored respectively and defensive statistics, the Over on the total points seems like a smart choice. Seeing that Duke can handle pressure and they are in the lead in nearly each kind of stats sets them up as a more safe bet despite the spread.

Betting on Duke to cover the spread and opting for the over seems to align with the trends, making these picks a compelling choice for those looking to engage with premier online sportsbooks.

Score Prediction: Duke 81, NC State 73