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NCAAB Game Preview - Huskies underdogs vs Wolfpack at North Carolina State

Northeastern HuskiesNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Dec 22, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Northeastern Huskies vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds

3-6TEAM RECORD7-4

The North Carolina State Wolfpack will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northeastern Huskies at PNC Arena on Thursday in NCAAB play.

The Huskies will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 2-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wolfpack are 4-5 ATS. Northeastern is 5-3 against the total, while North Carolina State is 6-3 versus the number.

View Northeastern vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Wolfpack as 13-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 122-rated Wolfpack and the No. 238-ranked Huskies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-66 result in favor of the Wolfpack.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina State's No. 99-rated squad against Northeastern's No. 68-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina State rates No. 255 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 304 nationally with 4.6 per match.

Defensively, Northeastern features the nation's No. 166-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.

Northeastern was a 56-53 loser in its last match on the road against Louisiana Tech. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites. The Huskies endured a 56-53 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Tuesday, despite a 10-point effort from Quincy Ford at Thomas Center.

North Carolina State was a 67-65 winner in its last match on the road against St. Bonaventure. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. North Carolina State got 20 points from Scott Wood en route to a 67-65 victory over St. Bonaventure on Tuesday at Blue Cross Arena.

Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Vermont are 7-3
After playing Louisiana Tech are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Campbell are 2-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Huskies at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Northeastern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northeastern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Northeastern at Vermont, Friday, December 30
North Carolina State home to Campbell, Thursday, December 29

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