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College basketball point spread favors Wolfpack in battle with Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
11-8January 26, 2014, 01:00 | PNC Arena12-7

PNC Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host North Carolina State Wolfpack and the visiting Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in college hoops action on Sunday.

The Yellow Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 5-7-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Wolfpack are 8-8 ATS. Georgia Tech is 5-6-2 on the totals; North Carolina State is 6-9-1.

View Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

North Carolina State opened as -7-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 259-rated Georgia Tech taking on the No. 293-rated Wolfpack in this contest.

Last time out for Georgia Tech, they were a 68-60 winner as they battled Boston College on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Georgia Tech got 24 points from Trae Golden en route to a 68-60 victory over Boston College on Tuesday at Conte Forum.

North Carolina State won its last outing, a 65-56 result against Maryland on January 20. They covered in that game as a 1-point favorite. North Carolina State got 23 points from Ralston Turner en route to a 65-56 victory over Maryland on Monday at PNC Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features North Carolina State's No. 156-ranked scoring average of 71.42 PPG, against a Yellow Jackets defense rated No. 68 and allowing 66.68 PPG. The Wolfpack FG% has averaged 45.97% to date this season, more than the Yellow Jackets shooters have managed so far (43.95% per game).

Next up:
Georgia Tech home to North Carolina, Wednesday, January 29th
North Carolina State at Florida State, Wednesday, January 29th