NC State vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Odds & Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
If you’re looking to get some March Madness betting practice rounds in this Tuesday night, then tonight’s NC State vs. North Carolina basketball matchup is the contest for you. The Wolfpack have hit a rut, losing 3 out of their last 4 to ranked opponents. The Tar Heels on the other hand, are flying high following their 5 game win streak that includes a dominant 79-69 win over No. 15 Louisville. So what kind of matchup can we expect this evening? Let’s check up on the NCAA sports betting odds to find out.
NC State vs. North Carolina Basketball – Tuesday, February 5th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
NC State Wolfpack
The Wolfpack enter tonight’s contest sporting a 16-6 record on the season. Included in that performance is a meek 4-5 record in conference play. Ultimately this ranks NC State 8th overall in the ACC. And since they’re facing one of the top dogs in the conference this evening, it comes as no surprise to see NC State pegged as a massive underdog this Tuesday night. And since the Wolfpack are 2-8 in their last 10 versus UNC, most NCAA basketball betting players will be sticking with UNC this evening. However, it should be noted that NC State comes in with the better defense here. Currently giving up 68.3 per game, UNC will need their defense, which gives up 72.6 per outing, to step up to the plate this evening. On offense UNC gets a slight edge since they’re scoring 87.1 to the 81.6 that NC State delivers.
Players to Watch: Torin Dorn (13.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.4 apg), CJ Bryce (12.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.7 apg), and Markell Johnson (11.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.8 apg).
North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels step into this evening’s contest sporting a 17-4 record. With a 7-1 record in conference play this season, UNC currently ranks 2nd in the ACC. Right now the conference is led by Virginia and their 8-1 conference record. With that in mind, it’s clear that UNC can tie them with a home win tonight. Fortunately the odds are favoring UNC heavily here and with a solid outing they should come out on top. Although the numbers between the two aren’t all that different, UNC has consistently found a way to bet their intra-state rivals.
Players to Watch: Cameron Johnson (16.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.1 apg), Coby White (14.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.2 apg), and Luke Maye (14.1 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.1 apg).
NC State vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Predictions
NC State vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this NC State vs. North Carolina basketball matchup? All things considered, UNC is the only way to bet here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 80-72 UNC.