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10-1December 28, 2013, 08:00 | PNC Arena8-2

The Missouri Tigers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Wolfpack in North Carolina State at PNC Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Wolfpack sport a record of 8-2 and 4-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tigers have 10-1 and 4-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-4 for the Wolfpack and 3-6 for the Tigers.

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Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Wolfpack as -1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wolfpack at No. 98 and the Tigers at No. 54 heading into this contest.


Missouri was a 65-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Fighting Illini grabbed a 65-64 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Tracy Abrams at Scottrade Center.

Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 90-79 winner as they battled East Carolina at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. T.J. Warren went off for 32 points and added 8 rebounds for good measure, leading North Carolina State to a 90-79 win over East Carolina on Saturday at PNC Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina State has the nation's No. 79-rated offensive output, at 77 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 54 allowing on average 65.73 PPG. The Wolfpack FG% has averaged 49.7% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.31% per game.

A few Tigers at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Missouri is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Missouri is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Missouri is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Missouri is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
North Carolina State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Missouri home to Long Beach State, Saturday, January 4th
North Carolina State at UNC Greensboro, Monday, December 30th