North Carolina State Wolfpack host St. Bonaventure Bonnies in college basketball action
St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds
The North Carolina State Wolfpack will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at PNC Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Wolfpack bring a 8-2 record (5-2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-3 Bonnies, who are 5-3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed North Carolina State go 4-3-1 so far and the Bonnies go 5-2.
Bettors looking to go with the Wolfpack in this one found them listed as 13.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bonnies was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wolfpack, most recently No. 39 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bonnies, who rate No. 174 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-82 victory for the Wolfpack.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bonnies is ranked No. 175 in NCAA hoops at 35.6 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina State’s No. 121 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina State is the No. 271-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while St. Bonaventure rates No. 98 at 6.9 per game.
Defensively, St. Bonaventure features the nation's No. 172-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, St. Bonaventure was a 97-57 winner at home against The Citadel. They covered the 22-point spread as favorites. St. Bonaventure cruised to victory on Wednesday, running The Citadel out of the gym and running up a 97-57 score at Reilly Center.
North Carolina State was an 88-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against Stanford. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The Wolfpack grabbed an 88-79 win over the Cardinal on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Lorenzo Brown at PNC Arena.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Iona are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Stanford are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Bonnies at Wolfpack trends to consider:
St. Bonaventure is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
North Carolina State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Bonaventure home to Iona, Monday, December 31
North Carolina State home to Western Michigan, Saturday, December 29