Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face North Carolina State Wolfpack: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds
The North Carolina State Wolfpack will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at PNC Arena in NCAA basketball action.
This season, the Wolfpack are 12-2 overall and 6-5-1 ATS ATS, while the Yellow Jackets are 10-3 and 6-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, North Carolina State boasts a 7-4-1 on the OU, and Georgia Tech is 5-6.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Yellow Jackets were listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 44 (Wolfpack) and the No. 138 (Yellow Jackets) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-79 result in favor of the Wolfpack has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina State's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 81.2 PPG, against a Yellow Jackets defense that ranks No. 6 at 54.2 PPG. The Wolfpack field goal percentage has averaged 53.1% so far, more than the Yellow Jackets marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.
Defensively, Georgia Tech features the nation's No. 200-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.
Georgia Tech was a 62-49 loser in its last match at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Georgia Tech suffered a 62-49 loss against Miami on Saturday, getting 10 points from Mfon Udofia in a losing effort at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 78-73 winner as they battled Boston College on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Rodney Purvis scored 19 points leading the Wolfpack to a 78-73 victory over Boston College at Conte Forum on Saturday.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Virginia Tech are 1-9
After playing Miami are 0-10
After a loss are 5-5
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Duke are 5-5
After playing Boston College are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Yellow Jackets at Wolfpack trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia Tech's last 7 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
Georgia Tech is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
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
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 5 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech
North Carolina State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Georgia Tech
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