Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Mountaineers vs Wolfpack CBB Odds
Looking for Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. NC State Wolfpack NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? It’s 2017 hoops season everyone! CBB betting sees the Mountaineers taking on the Wolfpack on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: NC State -17.5
CBB Betting Total: 145
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NC State is looking to get back in the conversation in the ACC this season.
App State is more of a football school than hoops, most pundits have them as the worst team in the Sun Belt.
The Wolfpack have enough talent to slay any ACC team. They need to gather all of these little wins to be in the conversation when it matters.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
App State has one of the best names in the game in leading scorer Ronshad Shabazz. He averages 15ppg but not a great shooter at just 39%.
That is not good for a leading scorer but what else is he supposed to do, he is the only player scoring more than nine per game.
NC State has height and bulk inside which will test the duo of Griffin Kinney and Tyrell Johnson. With Isaac Johnson they form the frontcourt for perimeter oriented Mountaineers, but their production is not significant.
Even though the Mountaineers have just one double digit scorer they average 81ppg which is in the top 50. They play with a deep rotation and how they can wear you down. However, those numbers are influenced by some big numbers that were put up against non D1 opponents.
They played at Duke last month and only scored 58. They will probably get more than that here but I wouldn’t count on a lot of offense.
Appalachian State may be a threat to the big boys on the gridiron but on the hardwood it is a different story. They have gotten beaten pretty bad on the road too.
NC State Wolfpack
I am not saying they are the best team but the Wolfpack has a great mix of top frosh and experienced players this season.
Dennis Smith takes over for top scorer Cat Barber and he has acclimated himself pretty well with 18ppg and 5apg. He needs to watch his turnovers though. Omer Yurtseven is a big with a huge ceiling. Due to suspension this will be his debut game.
As good as that duo is the Wolfpack also get nice production from vets Terry Henderson, Torin Dorn and Abdul Malik-Abu. The trio combines for 46ppg.
Maverick Rowan was a reliable scorer as a frosh last year but this year he has not been much of a factor. When he finds his game again they will be even deeper. He missed time and is working his way back.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 37-18 in APP last 55 non-conference games.
- Over is 11-4 in NCST last 15 home games.
- Over is 19-7 in NCST last 26 overall.
- NCST are 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 Thu. games.
Free Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. NC State Wolfpack NCAAB Prediction:
When you see a big number like this one you have to look at the underdogs.
Unfortunately I am having trouble getting down with App State, especially on the road. NC State is building and the value may be now with this group.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: NC State -17.5
There is a lot of offensive talent here. Too much for the Mountaineers to keep pace.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: NC State 96 – Appalachian State 72
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