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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Wolfpack over Mountaineers

Appalachian State MountaineersNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
15-16November 08, 2013, 07:00 | PNC Arena24-11

The North Carolina State Wolfpack will try to cover the spread at PNC Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Appalachian State Mountaineers in NCAA basketball action.

The Wolfpack are 24-11 so far on the season, and 17-14-2 ATS vs. the number. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, are 15-16 and 17-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina State go 17-15-1 and the Mountaineers go 8-16 on the totals.

View Appalachian State Mountaineers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the North Carolina State Wolfpack as -15.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Wolfpack and the No. 99-rated Mountaineers in this matchup.

Appalachian State lost its last outing, a 65-62 result against Davidson on March 10. They covered in that game as a 16-point underdog. Nathan Healy scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 65-62 to Davidson at US Cellular Center on Sunday).

North Carolina State was a 76-72 loser in its last match at home against Temple. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Lorenzo Brown scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Wolfpack to a win (they lost 76-72 to Temple at Dayton Arena on Friday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mountaineers is ranked No. 99 in NCAA hoops at 35.42 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina State’s No. 62 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina State is the No. 203-ranked team in the country at 5.26 per game, while Appalachian State rates No. 93 at 6.48 per game.

A few Mountaineers at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Appalachian State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Appalachian State's last 14 games
Appalachian State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of North Carolina State's last 9 games
North Carolina State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina State is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Appalachian State home to Campbell, Tuesday, November 12th
North Carolina State at Cincinnati, Tuesday, November 12th