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March Madness - LSU Tigers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack College Basketball Betting Preview

LSU Tigers

vs

North Carolina State Wolfpack
Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:20 PM ET
Consol Energy Center

The No. 8 North Carolina State Wolfpack went 6-3 SU and 7-2 ATS over their final nine games of the season in ACC play. North Carolina State will take on the No. 9 LSU Tigers on Thursday at the CONSOL Energy Center in the Round of 64.

Included in NC State's 6-3 SU and 7-2 ATS finish were a pair of impressive road upsets as a 10.5-point underdog at Louisville and a 9-point underdog at North Carolina. The Wolfpack didn't just scratch out wins in those games either, topping Louisville by nine and UNC by 12.

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LSU went 6-4 SU and 7-3 ATS over its last 10 games of the season. The Tigers were seemingly at their best in the underdog role this season going 6-2 SU and 7-1 ATS when going off as a betting underdog. Those games tended to be on the offensive side as the OVER is 10-3 in LSU's last 13 as a dog.

LSU Tigers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina State Wolfpack sit at 20-13 (17-13-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the LSU Tigers are currently 22-10 (17-14-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? North Carolina State is 13-13 OU, and LSU is 16-13-1 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 63-rated North Carolina State Wolfpack and the No. 106-ranked LSU Tigers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How LSU Tigers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting LSU Tigers rank No. 7 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.19 per game. That compares with North Carolina State’s No. 19 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina State is college basketball's No. 101-ranked team at 6.64 per game, while the LSU Tigers rate No. 177 with 5.75 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

LSU got 24 points from Keith Hornsby but lost anyway, 73-70, to Auburn on Friday at Bridgestone Arena.

The Wolfpack were hammered by Duke on Thursday, losing by a 77-53 final at Greensboro Coliseum in college basketball betting action.

Trends:

LSU 7-3 ATS final 10 games of season

LSU was 7-1 ATS as an underdog this season

OVER is 10-3 past 13 games when LSU got points from Vegas

NC State 7-2 ATS final nine games of the season

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