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College Basketball Matchup - Pittsburgh Panthers North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds Preview

North Carolina State WolfpackPittsburgh Panthers
17-12March 03, 2014, 09:00 | Petersen Events Center22-7

The Pittsburgh Panthers will hit the floor running against the visiting North Carolina State Wolfpack Monday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Panthers currently sports a 22-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-14-3 ATS. The Wolfpack are 17-12 and 14-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 15-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wolfpack have gone 14-12 against the number.

View North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 122-ranked Panthers and the No. 234-rated Wolfpack in this matchup.

North Carolina State was an 85-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. North Carolina State got 20 points from T.J. Warren but lost anyway, 85-70, to Miami on Saturday at PNC Arena.

Pittsburgh was an 85-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Lamar Patterson scored 20 points leading the Panthers to an 85-81 victory over Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the nation's No. 111-rated offensive output, at 72.48 PPG. The visiting Wolfpack defense ranks No. 136 allowing on average 70.03 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 45.83% so far, more than the Wolfpack marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.63% per game.

Next up:
North Carolina State home to Boston College, Sunday, March 9th
Pittsburgh at Clemson, Saturday, March 8th