Miami Hurricanes take on Wolfpack in college basketball test
Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds
The North Carolina State Wolfpack will hit the floor running against the visiting Miami Hurricanes Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Hurricanes will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 12-12-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Wolfpack are 11-14 ATS. Miami is 13-12 on the totals; North Carolina State is 15-10.
College basketball odds makers opened the Wolfpack as 3.5-point favorites in this matchupl.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolfpack sit at No. 44 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hurricanes sit at No. 68 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wolfpack will win this game 77-75.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hurricanes is ranked No. 148 in NCAA hoops at 34.9 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina State’s No. 48 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina State is the No. 246-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Miami rates No. 63 at 7.5 per game.
Defensively, Miami features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.4 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 63 nationally in scoring at home.
Miami was a 78-62 winner in its last match at home against Florida State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Miami got 17 points from Durand Scott en route to a 78-62 victory over Florida State on Sunday at BankUnited Center.
In their last action, North Carolina State was a 72-69 loser on the road against Clemson. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Wolfpack endured a 72-69 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Lorenzo Brown at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston College are 6-4
After playing Florida State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After playing Clemson are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Hurricanes at Wolfpack trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games on the road
Miami is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 6 games
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of North Carolina State's last 10 games when playing Miami
Miami home to Boston College, Saturday, March 3
North Carolina State at Virginia Tech, Sunday, March 4