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North Carolina vs. NC State Basketball College Basketball Betting Picks

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North Carolina vs. NC State Basketball

Tonight’s college basketball betting action offers some intriguing pairings. One matchup worth tuning in for is this evening’s North Carolina vs. NC State Basketball contest, which pits No. 12 UNC against No. 15 NC State. Both teams have hit their fair share of hiccups but the Wolfpack surprisingly enter with a better record on the season. With that in mind, what kind of turnout will Tuesday’s NCAA legal betting odds predict? Let’s check on the wagering lines to get a better idea.

North Carolina vs. NC State Basketball – Tuesday, January 8th  

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

TV: ESPN

Stream: NBC Extra

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
UNC +1½ (-110) 171½ (-110)   +105
NC State -1½ (-110) 171½ (-110) -125
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North Carolina Tar Heels       

The Tar Heels enter tonight’s matchup sporting an 11-3 record. With a 1-0 record in conference play this season, UNC is still sitting near the top of the ACC. Fortunately tonight’s contest should allow UNC to gain some ground in the divisional race. Albeit, it looks like the college basketball betting odds are predicting a loss for North Carolina on the road tonight. Ultimately this is due to the fact that the Tar Heels’ defense pales in comparison to NC State’s. Although offensively both sides match up pretty well, with UNC scoring 89.9 per game and NC State putting up 89.2, things are lopsided on defense. There’s no denying that NC State gets the edge as they’re only giving up 66.0 while the Tar Heels allot 72.1. If those numbers pan out this evening

Players to Watch: Cameron Johnson (16.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.8 apg), Coby White (14.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.9 apg), and Luke Maye (14.4 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.9 apg).

NC State Wolfpack   

The Wolfpack rush into this evening’s ACC matchup sporting a brilliant 13-1 record. Like UNC, NC State is 1-0 so far this season in conference play. With that in mind, it’s clear that tonight’s contest is of utmost importance for both parties. The odds are slightly favoring NC State here but the spread line makes it perfectly clear that this contest will go down to the wire. At the end of the day the Wolfpack enter this matchup riding a 6 game winning streak and will be ready to build off that momentum.

Players to Watch: Torin Dorn (14.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.3 apg), Markell Johnson (12.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 4.2 apg), and CJ Bryce (11.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.6 apg).

North Carolina vs. NC State Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of North Carolina’s last 7 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
  • North Carolina is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
  • NC State is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games when playing North Carolina
  • NC State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina State’s last 9 games at home
North Carolina vs. NC State Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this North Carolina vs. NC State basketball matchup? All things considered, the Wolfpack look like the best pick here. They come in with a ton of momentum, have the better defense, and they’ll also be playing at home. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 77-73 NC State.

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