NC State vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks for ACC Tournament
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The year’s college basketball betting action continues this Thursday night with a flurry of tournament matchups. One intriguing contest out of the ACC Tournament is this evening’s NC State vs. Virginia basketball matchup. The Wolfpack have had a pretty successful season and will do all they can to measure up to No. 2 Virginia. However, seeing as how NC State is 2-8 in their last 10 against the Cavs, will tonight’s sportsbook lines peg Virginia as a heavy favorite? Let’s take a look at the odds to find out.
NC State vs. Virginia Basketball – Thursday, March 14th
When: 12:30 pm ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
NC State Wolfpack
So far this season, the Wolfpack are 22-10. And in conference play, NC State has posted a 9-9 record. Seeing as how they’re facing the top dog in the conference this Thursday night, it’s safe to assume that the Wolfpack are headed for another ACC loss. However, the last time NC State played Virginia, they were able to give the Cavs a run for their money 66-65. If they were able to do that last time, could NC State deliver an upset at a neutral court?
Well tonight’s college basketball betting odds don’t seem to think so seeing as how they’re pegging Virginia as a massive favorite here. Albeit this shouldn’t come as a surprise given the discrepancy in each side’s numbers. At the present time NC State is averaging 80.3 offensive and giving up 70.1 defensively. For comparison, the Cavs are putting up 72.1 but are giving up a slim 54.6.
Players to Watch: Torin Dorn (13.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.3 apg), Markell Johnson (11.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.2 apg), and CJ Bryce (11.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.8 apg).
The Cavaliers step into tonight’s ACC Tournament matchup sporting a 28-2 record on the season. As aforementioned, the Cavs are the No. 1 seed in the ACC. During the season Virginia posted a 16-2 conference record which allowed them to scale to such heights. Nevertheless, they ended up tying UNC with a 16-2 conference record. But since Virginia triumphed over UNC earlier in the season, they ended up ranked No. 1 in the conference tournament. So will they be able to prove their prowess against the weakly Wolfpack tonight? The odds seem to think so as they’re predicting an 11 point spread here. However, we already mentioned that things were much tighter the last time these two played. As can be seen, tonight’s best value lies in taking the spread.
Players to Watch: Kyle Guy (15.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.1 apg), De’Andre Hunter (15.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.2 apg), and Ty Jerome (13.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.3 apg).
NC State vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Predictions
NC State vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this NC State vs. Virginia basketball matchup? All things considered, Virginia is likely to walk away here. The only question is whether or not they’ll be able to cover that spread. The last time they played NC State the Wolfpack’s offense was very much unstopped. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 71-68 Virginia.