Free CBB Hoops Prediction: Cardinals vs Wolfpack Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Louisville Cardinals taking on the NC State Wolfpack on Wednesday January 6th at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Louisville Cardinals (12-2) vs. NC State Wolfpack (10-4)
Date: Thursday January 7
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: PNC Arena – Raleigh, North Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: n/a
CBB Betting Odds: Cardinals -6
CBB Betting Total: 134.5
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More and more the Cardinals are looking like a real championship threat. They are not perfect but seem to be getting better.
NC State has one of the more exciting players in the nation but it might not be enough to get them back to the tournament this season.
Louisville is one of the name brand programs of course but I don’t think coach Rick Pitino gets enough credit. Sure he has won titles but this year he has proven he can take another approach and win with grad transfers.
Those transfers are top scorers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis who are averaging close to 32ppg, providing the punch this teams needs to be elite.
In case you though Pitino was abandoning his core philosophies you can rest easy knowing that Louisville is the second best defensive team in the NCAA giving up just 57ppg. They can really make opponents look bad.
They don’t have a big man that really stands out offensively but all of their big challenge shots and rebound well so the perimeter guys can take chances on defense.
There is a lot of competition but it is possible this is the best team in the ACC this season. .
The Wolfpack have had success lately. They have been able to recruit good talent even if they haven’t always been able to get it to stay on campus.
One of those players who has stuck around though is Cat Barber. He is a one man fast break and is averaging 23ppg. He could definitely be the ACC player of the year and an All American this season. He will have to be on if they are going to beat Louisville.
Barber and freshman Maverick Rowan form a productive backcourt – Rowan averages 12.5ppg despite shooting percentages that make you wish he was more selective.
Up front they have not seen the development they would like from Beejay Anya. He is a load in the middle but the offense is not there and he is a terrible foul shooter. He does block shots though – three per game.
If the Wolfpack are going to upset they are going to need to be efficient and have Barber have a big game. Those are really tough asks against a team with the defensive discipline of Louisville.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Wolfpack are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Wolfpack are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a straight up loss.
- Wolfpack are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss.
Free CBB Prediction:
Barber vs. the Cards makes for some exciting action to catch on the tube.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: NC State ATS
I thought the number would be a little bigger but I like the home team to actually get the upset. Use the points as a cushion.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: NC State 67 – Louisville 64
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