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North Carolina State Wolfpack take on Fighting Irish in NCAA basketball test

North Carolina State WolfpackNotre Dame Fighting Irish
10-4January 07, 2014, 09:00 | Joyce Center10-4



The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the North Carolina State Wolfpack pay a visit to Joyce Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Fighting Irish bring a 10-4 record (5-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-4 Wolfpack, who are 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Notre Dame go 8-4 so far and the Wolfpack go 4-6-1.

View North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Fighting Irish installed as -7.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Fighting Irish at No. 57 and the Wolfpack at No. 132 heading into this contest.

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Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 74-62 loser as they battled Pittsburgh at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. North Carolina State got 23 points from T.J. Warren but lost anyway, 74-62, to Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Arena.

Notre Dame was a 79-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against Duke. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Notre Dame got 19 points from Eric Atkins en route to a 79-77 victory over Duke on Saturday at Joyce Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 80 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 93 at 67.64 PPG. The Fighting Irish field goal percentage has averaged 47.88% so far, more than the Wolfpack marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.73% per game.

Next up:
North Carolina State home to Virginia, Saturday, January 11th
Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, Saturday, January 11th

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