NCAA hoops odds preview - Western Michigan vs. North Carolina State
Western Michigan Broncos vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Western Michigan when they take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
Supporters of the Broncos have watched them go 8-4 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the Wolfpack are at 9-2 and 6-2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolfpack are 5-3-1, while the Broncos have a 2-2 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Wolfpack in this one found them listed as 19.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Broncos was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolfpack sit at No. 27 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Broncos sit at No. 85 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wolfpack will win this game 81-74.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Broncos rank No. 51 in NCAA Division 1 with 39 per game. That compares with North Carolina State’s No. 124 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina State is college basketball's No. 268-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Broncos rate No. 245 with 5.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Western Michigan owns the country's No. 132-rated mark, allowing 68.6 points per game on the highway. North Carolina State, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.
Western Michigan was an 87-66 winner in its last match at home against Mount St. Mary's. The Broncos blew out Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-66 win at University Arena.
Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 92-73 winner as they battled St. Bonaventure at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. St. Bonaventure was victimized by C.J. Leslie for 33 points as the Wolfpack defeated the Bonnies 92-73 in college hoops action on Saturday.
Western Michigan Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Akron are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 5-0
After playing St. Bonaventure are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Broncos at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Western Michigan is 5-20 SU in its last 25 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
Western Michigan at Akron, Wednesday, January 9
North Carolina State home to UNC Greensboro, Monday, December 31