North Carolina State Wolfpack (22-10) Vs. Virginia Cavaliers (28-2)
NCAA Basketball: March 14, 2019, at 12:30 PM EST, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Lines and Odds: Virginia (-10.5) Over/Under: 132.5
NCAA Basketball Picks North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Virginia Cavaliers
North Carolina State:
The Wolfpack are coming into this matchup with a 22-20 record, after winning their 2nd round matchup with the Clemson Tigers, 59-58. Markell Johnson led the Wolfpack with 23 points, including the two game winning free throws, 4 assists, and two rebounds, as he was the only player on the team in double figures. Torin Dorn added 8 points and 12 rebounds for NC State. The Wolfpack came back from being down 42-26 at halftime to Clemson, storming back with a 33-16 second half to steal the game in the final seconds. On the season the Wolfpack are averaging 80.34 ppg on 45.92 FG%and 35.90 3PT%, while giving up 70.09 ppg on 43.48 FG% and 29.75 3PT%. NC State gave Virginia some trouble back on January 29th, barely losing 66-65. The Wolfpack will look to challenge the Cavaliers again.
The Cavaliers are 28-2 this year. They’re also currently on an 8 game win streak, with wins coming against UNC, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Pitt, Syracuse, and again Louisville. In their most recent win against Louisville, Ty Jerome led the Cavaliers with 24 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds, with Kyle Guy adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. On the season the Cavaliers are averaging 72.13 ppg on 47.89 FG% and 41.42 3PT%, while giving up 54.57 ppg on 37.41 FG% and 27.27 3PT%. Virginia’s defense is currently ranked #1 in ppg allowed and 3pt defense in the nation. Virginia will look to make a deep run in this tournament to lock up a #1 seed in the March Madness tournament, with Gonzaga losing recently.
Cover the Spread NCAAB Betting Trends:
The Wolfpack are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
5-1 ATS in their last 6 games versus a team with a winning straight up record
6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after a straight up win
5-1 ATS in their last 6 games versus the ACC
13-3 ATS in their last 16 after an ATS loss
11-4 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning straight up record
FREE NCAAB Prediction Virginia Cavaliers vs NC State
In this ACC tournament game, with both teams fighting for something very important, I see NC State playing very hard in this game, but Virginia will still come out this one winners. Virginia’s defensive numbers and offensive trio of Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter, and Ty Jerome, all of whom are averaging double digits in points, it is very hard to bet against the Cavaliers. They want that #1 seed in the tournament.
Pick: Virginia (-10.5)