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North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Tuesday when the Wolfpack of North Carolina State hit the hard court against the Huskies of Connecticut.
Madison Square Garden is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Huskies are 6-1 so far on the season, and 1-3 ATS vs. the number. The Wolfpack, meanwhile, are 4-2 and 3-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Connecticut go 2-2 and the Wolfpack go 3-2 on the totals.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Wolfpack were listed as 5.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 107-rated Huskies and the No. 63-ranked Wolfpack, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-78 result in favor of the Wolfpack.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Connecticut has the nation's No. 139-rated offensive output, at 70.4 PPG. The visiting Wolfpack defense ranks No. 259 allowing on average 70.8 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Wolfpack marksmen have achieved on the year, 52.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina State owns the country's No. 124-rated mark, allowing 67 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 214 in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Carolina State was a 79-72 loser on the road against Michigan. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. T.J. Warren scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Wolfpack to a win (they lost 79-72 to Michigan at Crisler Arena on Tuesday).
Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 61-53 winner as they battled New Hampshire at home. The Huskies grabbed a 61-53 win over the Wildcats on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Ryan Boatright at Gampel Pavilion.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Michigan are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Harvard are 3-0
After playing New Hampshire are 4-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Wolfpack at Huskies trends to consider:
Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
North Carolina State home to Cleveland State, Saturday, December 8
Connecticut home to Harvard, Friday, December 7