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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Wolfpack over Hurricanes

Miami HurricanesNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
14-14March 01, 2014, 12:00 | PNC Arena17-11

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Miami when they take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Wolfpack sit at 17-11 (14-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hurricanes are currently 14-14 (11-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Carolina State is 13-12 OU, and Miami is 6-17 OU.

View Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the North Carolina State Wolfpack as -4.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 158-rated Miami taking on the No. 279-rated Wolfpack in this contest.

In their last action, Miami was a 65-40 loser on the road against Virginia. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Miami was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Virginia and falling by a 65-40 score at John Paul Jones Arena.

Last time out for North Carolina State, they were an 85-84 loser as they battled North Carolina at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog. T.J. Warren was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 3 rebounds but North Carolina still won, 85-84, over North Carolina State on Wednesday at PNC Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina State has the nation's No. 146-rated offensive output, at 70.89 PPG. The visiting Hurricanes defense ranks No. 9 allowing on average 59.29 PPG. The Wolfpack FG% has averaged 45.61% so far, more than the Hurricanes marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.91% per game.

A few Hurricanes at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Miami is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Miami is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games on the road
Miami is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina State
North Carolina State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games
North Carolina State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Miami at Clemson, Tuesday, March 4th
North Carolina State at Pittsburgh, Monday, March 3rd