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Virginia Tech HokiesNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
March 14, 2:30 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Virginia Tech Hokies vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Virginia Tech when they take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the ACC Tournament. The game is being played at Greensboro Coliseum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Hokies will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 12-14-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Wolfpack are 15-12-2 ATS. Virginia Tech is 16-9 on the totals; North Carolina State is 15-13-1.

View Virginia Tech vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wolfpack were listed as 12-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 40-ranked Wolfpack and the No. 188-rated Hokies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-69 win for the Wolfpack on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina State's No. 70-rated squad against Virginia Tech's No. 107-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina State rates No. 279 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 211 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 345-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.7 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Tech lost its last outing, a 90-79 result against Wake Forest on March 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Erick Green was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 5 rebounds but Wake Forest still won, 90-79, over Virginia Tech on Sunday at Joel Coliseum.

North Carolina State was a 71-67 loser in its last match on the road against Florida State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Wolfpack endured a 71-67 loss at the hands of the Seminoles on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Scott Wood at Tucker Center.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Wake Forest are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Florida State are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2

A few Hokies at Wolfpack trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 5 games
North Carolina State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
North Carolina State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Virginia Tech
North Carolina State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech

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