Coming off a big win over North Carolina, the N.C. State Wolfpack will next set their sights on the Virginia Cavaliers as those schools meet in college hoops betting action on Tuesday night.
The Wolfpack had been tagged with six ATS losses in a row by the Cavaliers until they beat them 67-64 as a 3.5-point underdog in the second round of last year's ACC Tournament. N.C. State is just 3-7 both SU and ATS in its last 10 games against Virginia.
The Wolfpack will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 10-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cavaliers are 11-5-1 ATS. North Carolina State is 11-6-1 against the total, while Virginia is 5-7 versus the number.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Cavaliers installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 160 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 78-76.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wolfpack rank No. 89 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.2 per game. That compares with Virginia’s No. 264 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia is college basketball's No. 228-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Wolfpack rate No. 264 with 5.2 per game.
Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 144-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 285 nationally in scoring at home.
North Carolina State was a 91-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. North Carolina State got 20 points and 11 assists from Lorenzo Brown en route to a 91-83 victory over North Carolina on Saturday at PNC Arena.
In their last action, Virginia was a 65-51 winner at home against Boston College. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. The Cavaliers grabbed a 65-51 win over the Eagles on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Akil Mitchell at John Paul Jones Arena.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing North Carolina are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-4
Before playing Georgia Tech are 5-5
After playing Boston College are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Wolfpack at Cavaliers trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
North Carolina State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia
North Carolina State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Virginia is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 6 games
North Carolina State home to Miami, Saturday, February 2
Virginia at Georgia Tech, Sunday, February 3