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Hoyas vs NC State Midwest Preview

Georgetown hooks up with North Carolina State in third-round Midwest Region action Sunday in Columbus.

The third-seeded Hoyas, who dumped Belmont Friday 74-59, are favored by four points over the 11th-seeded Wolfpack, who knocked off San Diego State 79-65.

The Hoyas are 24-8 so far on the season, and 16-11 ATS vs. the number. The Wolfpack, meanwhile, are 23-12 and 16-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Georgetown go 13-14 and the Wolfpack go 19-12 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at TopBet and most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. [ Pocket a sweet bonus for Sweet 16 action at TopBet as well ]

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Hoyas and the No. 33-rated Wolfpack in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-73 win for the Hoyas on Sunday.


How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Georgetown's No. 140-ranked scoring average of 69.2 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense rated No. 204 and allowing 67.9 PPG. The Hoyas FG% has averaged 46.7% to date this season, more than the Wolfpack shooters have managed so far (46.6% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina State owns the country's No. 63-rated mark, allowing 65.1 points per game on the highway. Georgetown, on the other hand, rates No. 201 in scoring at home.

North Carolina State won its last outing, a 79-65 result against San Diego State on March 16. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The Wolfpack got 22 points from Richard Howell as North Carolina State ran past San Diego State 79-65 on Friday at Nationwide Arena.

In their last action, Georgetown was a 74-59 winner at home against Belmont. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Hoyas grabbed a 74-59 win over the Bruins on Friday, behind a 21-point effort from Jason Clark at Nationwide Arena.