North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Joel Coliseum Tuesday as host Wake Forest looks to handle the North Carolina State Wolfpack in NCAA hoops action.
The Wolfpack will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 9-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Demon Deacons are 10-5 ATS. North Carolina State is 9-6-1 on the totals; Wake Forest is 6-7.
The Demon Deacons were listed as 6-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Demon Deacons at No. 196 and the Wolfpack at No. 35 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-70 result in favor of the Wolfpack.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wake Forest's No. 185 nationally ranked offense (67.4 points per game) against a Wolfpack defense that sits as the No. 224 at 68.6 PPG. The Demon Deacons have been averaging 43.5% from the field, less than the Wolfpack have managed so far this season (51.1% on average).
Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 76-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, comes in at No. 223 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 66-62 winner as they battled Clemson at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. The Wolfpack got 21 points from T.J. Warren as North Carolina State ran past Clemson 66-62 on Sunday at PNC Arena.
Wake Forest lost its last outing, a 66-65 result against Virginia Tech on January 19. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Travis McKie poured in 20 points and added 15 rebounds in a losing cause for Wake Forest on Saturday, as the Hokies rolled to a 66-65 victory over Wake Forest at Cassell Coliseum.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing North Carolina are 4-6
After playing Clemson are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia Tech are 4-6
After playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Wolfpack at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 11-2-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wake Forest's last 6 games
Wake Forest is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest's last 6 games when playing North Carolina State
Wake Forest is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
North Carolina State home to North Carolina, Saturday, January 26
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech, Saturday, January 26