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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Wolfpack over 49ers

Long Beach State 49ersNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
1-8December 07, 2013, 02:00 | PNC Arena5-2

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the North Carolina State Wolfpack try to run the Long Beach State 49ers off the court at PNC Arena in college hoops action.

The 49ers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wolfpack are 3-1 ATS. Long Beach State is 3-5 against the total, while North Carolina State is 1-3 versus the number.

View Long Beach State 49ers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wolfpack installed as -14-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 33-rated Wolfpack and the No. 314-ranked 49ers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Long Beach State, they were a 78-61 loser as they battled Creighton at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog. Long Beach State got 13 points from A.J. Spencer but lost anyway, 78-61, to Creighton on Tuesday at The Walter Pyramid.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina State's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 76.29 PPG, against a 49ers defense that ranks No. 199 at 75 PPG. The Wolfpack field goal percentage has averaged 48.95% so far, more than the 49ers marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.

A few 49ers at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Long Beach State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Long Beach State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Long Beach State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Long Beach State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Long Beach State home to USC, Thursday, December 19th
North Carolina State at Detroit, Saturday, December 14th