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ACC Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - Virginia Cavaliers North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds Preview

North Carolina State WolfpackVirginia Cavaliers
March 15, 2:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Virginia and North Carolina State on Friday, with the host Cavaliers trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This game is part of the ACC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Greensboro Coliseum.

Virginia will face the 23-9 Wolfpack, who own a 16-12-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 12-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wolfpack are 15-14-1 favoring the OVER.

View North Carolina State vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Virginia opened as 1-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers - Wolfpack odds would favor the Wolfpack if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia is rated No. 110 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina State is at No. 40. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-74 win for the Cavaliers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Virginia's No. 273-rated squad against North Carolina State's No. 65-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Virginia rates No. 161 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 279 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 256 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Carolina State was an 80-63 winner at home against Virginia Tech. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Wolfpack got a 22-point performance from Richard Howell, who added 12 rebounds, as North Carolina State ran past Virginia Tech 80-63 on Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Virginia won its last outing, a 61-58 result against Maryland on March 10. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Akil Mitchell scored 17 points leading the Cavaliers to a 61-58 victory over Maryland at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday.