Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Tar Heels vs Wolfpack CBB Odds
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21-5 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack 14-12
2017 NCAA Basketball – ACC
Date: Wednesday February 15th, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: North Carolina -10
CBB Betting Total: 169.5
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ACC basketball continues as the North Carolina Tar Heels head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack.
The Tar Heels, coming off a tough loss to Duke, will look to get right back to their winning ways against the Wolfpack.
North Carolina Tar Heels
6th in the nation in points per game, North Carolina scores about 87.4 a night. The Heels have a tough, hard-nosed offense that can shoot from the perimeter and get the ball into the paint against almost anyone.
Unfortunately, the defense hasn’t been as good as the offense and that was evident in the loss to Duke. UNC gave up 13 threes on 27 attempts and let Duke pull away in a game that the Heels could have won.
Scoring-wise, Justin Jackson continues to be North Carolina’s best player. He’s averaging 1875 points per game and shooting 46% from the field and nearly 40% from three.
Junior guard Joel Berry has been an extremely important leader for this team. He’s averaging 14.9 points per game on 45% shooting. He’s also shooting 41% from behind the arc.
Forward Keneedy Meeks should be back for this game after missing the Duke game with an injury. Look for him to be a force in the paint, grabbing key rebounds for the Heels. He grabs about nine rebounds per game.
North Carolina State Wolfpack
The Wolfpack’s 14-12 record makes this team seem slightly more positive than it really is at this point. If you look at the conference record, NC State is 3-10 and 14th in the ACC as of this writing.
The Wolfpack have actually had some pretty solid offense performances this season. The team averages 79.9 points per game, thanks to five players averaging double-figures in scoring.
The team is led offensively by guard Dennis Smith Jr. The freshman is averaging 18.7 points and 6.8 assists per game. He’s also shooting over 46% from the field.
Senior guard Terry Henderson makes up the other half of the backcourt for NC State. He averages 14.2 points per game on 44% shooting and 39.4% from three.
NC State has some quality players that can score, but the defense has let the team down all season. The Wolfpack give up 79.9 points per game, putting the team 326th in the nation.
Against a potent offense like the Tar Heels’, it will be tough for State to stay in the game unless the team finds a way to play better D.
CBB Betting Trends:
- North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in the last five games
- The UNDER is 3-2 in NC State’s last five games
Free North Carolina Tar Heels vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack NCAAB Prediction:
North Carolina still has one of the best offenses in the country and should be full strength with Kennedy Meeks back in the lineup. UNC is an immensely better team and is up against a mediocre defense. I like the Heels to get the W.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: North Carolina -10
I know UNC hasn’t covered the spread in four of the last five, but NC State gives up a lot of points. The team lost by 30 to Wake Forest and I believe it’ll lose to the Heels by more than 10.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 82 – North Carolina State 70
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