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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Blue Devils over Wolfpack

North Carolina State WolfpackDuke Blue Devils
11-6January 18, 2014, 02:00 | Cameron Indoor Stadium13-4

The Duke Blue Devils will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Blue Devils sport a record of 13-4 and 9-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wolfpack have 11-6 and 7-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-9-1 for the Blue Devils and 5-8-1 for the Wolfpack.

View North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Duke Blue Devils Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting North Carolina State before tip-off in this one found them as 14-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Devils rated this week at No. 5 and the Wolfpack sitting at No. 194.

North Carolina State was a 70-69 loser in its last match on the road against Wake Forest. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Wolfpack endured a 70-69 loss at the hands of the Demon Deacons on Wednesday, despite a 22-point effort from T.J. Warren at Joel Coliseum.

Last time out for Duke, they were a 69-65 winner as they battled Virginia at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. Duke got 21 points from Rasheed Sulaimon en route to a 69-65 victory over Virginia on Monday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Duke's No. 17-ranked scoring average of 81.88 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense rated No. 107 and allowing 68.41 PPG. The Blue Devils FG% has averaged 48.25% to date this season, more than the Wolfpack shooters have managed so far (46.18% per game).

A few Wolfpack at Blue Devils trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
North Carolina State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games on the road
Duke is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Duke is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 5 games at home

Next up:
North Carolina State home to Maryland, Monday, January 20th
Duke at Miami, Wednesday, January 22nd