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NCAA hoops odds preview - North Carolina State vs. Virginia

North Carolina State WolfpackVirginia Cavaliers
March 9, 2:25 PM | Philips Arena

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

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The Virginia Cavaliers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Philips Arena on Friday in NCAAB play.

This game is part of the ACC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Philips Arena.

The Cavaliers bring a 22-8 record (14-10-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-11 Wolfpack, who are 13-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia go 6-19 so far and the Wolfpack go 17-11.

View North Carolina State vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cavaliers in this one, they're listed as 2.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 108 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wolfpack sit at No. 33 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cavaliers will win this game 74-70.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia's No. 274-ranked offense, averaging 63 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 211 at 68.1 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, almost the same as the Wolfpack marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 61-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 303 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina State was a 78-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Boston College. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. North Carolina State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Boston College out of the gym and running up a 78-57 score at Philips Arena.

Virginia was a 75-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Maryland. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Mike Scott poured in a team-high 35 points for Virginia on Sunday, as they defeated Maryland 75-72 at Comcast Center.

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Boston College are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Maryland are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Wolfpack at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Carolina State
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Virginia's last 18 games
Virginia is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia's last 10 games when playing North Carolina State

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