North Carolina State Wolfpack vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
North Carolina State travels to North Carolina on Saturday, hoping to boost its 19-7 record with a victory over the Tar Heels.
The Tar Heels currently sports a 18-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 15-9 ATS. The Wolfpack are 19-7 and 12-10-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tar Heels produce a 12-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wolfpack have gone 15-8-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tar Heels at No. 47 and the Wolfpack at No. 41 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-82 result in favor of the Tar Heels.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolfpack is ranked No. 80 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina’s No. 5 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina is the No. 70-ranked team in the country at 7.2 per game, while North Carolina State rates No. 266 at 5.2 per game.
Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.1 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for North Carolina State, they were an 84-66 winner as they battled Florida State at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. The Wolfpack used a 31-point performance from T.J. Warren to help North Carolina State smack Florida State 84-66 on Tuesday at PNC Arena.
North Carolina won its last outing, a 70-58 result against Georgia Tech on February 19. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. James Michael McAdoo scored 22 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading North Carolina over Georgia Tech, 70-58, on Tuesday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston College are 5-5
After playing Florida State are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Clemson are 6-4
After playing Georgia Tech are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Wolfpack at Tar Heels trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 17-7-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
North Carolina State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
North Carolina State is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
North Carolina State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
North Carolina is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing North Carolina State
North Carolina is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
North Carolina State home to Boston College, Wednesday, February 27
North Carolina at Clemson, Thursday, February 28