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North Carolina State WolfpackVirginia Tech Hokies
March 4, 6:00 PM | Cassell Coliseum

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds

19-11TEAM RECORD15-15

Virginia Tech will look to improve on its 15-15 record on Sunday when they host North Carolina State in NCAAB odds action at Cassell Coliseum.

The Hokies bring a 15-15 record (10-15-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-11 Wolfpack, who are 11-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia Tech go 10-16 so far and the Wolfpack go 16-10.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Hokies as 1-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hokies - Wolfpack odds would favor the Wolfpack if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia Tech is rated No. 69 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina State is at No. 44. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-71 win for the Wolfpack.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Tech's No. 228-ranked offense, averaging 65.5 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 227 at 68.8 PPG. The Hokies field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Wolfpack marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, comes in at No. 181 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina State won its last outing, a 77-73 result against Miami on February 29. They earned a push in that game as a 4-point favorite. C.J. Leslie scored 21 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for North Carolina State on Wednesday, leading the Wolfpack to a 77-73 victory over Miami at PNC Arena.

Last time out for Virginia Tech, they were a 58-56 loser as they battled Clemson on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Virginia Tech got 15 points from Jarell Eddie but lost anyway, 58-56, to Clemson on Thursday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
After playing Miami are 1-9
After a win are 7-3

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Clemson are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Wolfpack at Hokies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech
North Carolina State is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games at home
Virginia Tech is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games when playing at home against North Carolina State

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