Cleveland State Vikings vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds
The North Carolina State Wolfpack will try to cover the spread at PNC Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Cleveland State Vikings in NCAA basketball action.
The Wolfpack are 5-2 so far on the season, and 3-2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Vikings, meanwhile, are 6-2 and 4-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina State go 3-3 and the Vikings go 2-1 on the totals.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Wolfpack installed as 19-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wolfpack, most recently No. 63 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vikings, who rate No. 287 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-75 victory for the Wolfpack.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vikings rank No. 260 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.9 per game. That compares with North Carolina State’s No. 120 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina State is college basketball's No. 247-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Vikings rate No. 70 with 7.5 per game.
Defensively, Cleveland State features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 47 nationally in scoring at home.
Cleveland State won its last outing, a 78-73 result against Toledo on December 1. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Cleveland State earned a 78-73 victory over Toledo on Saturday, getting 22 points from Charlie Lee at Wolstein Center.
North Carolina State was a 69-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Connecticut. They earned a push of the 4-point spread as favorites. North Carolina State earned a 69-65 victory over Connecticut on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Lorenzo Brown at Madison Square Garden.
Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Bonaventure are 2-4
After playing Toledo are 1-4
After a win are 6-4
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Norfolk State are 0-1
After playing Connecticut are 0-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Vikings at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
North Carolina State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
North Carolina State is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Cleveland State at St. Bonaventure, Saturday, December 15
North Carolina State home to Norfolk State, Saturday, December 15