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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Spartans underdogs vs Wolfpack at UNC Greensboro

North Carolina State WolfpackUNC Greensboro Spartans
9-3December 30, 2013, 07:00 | Greensboro Coliseum7-7

The UNC Greensboro Spartans will try to cover the spread at Greensboro Coliseum on Monday when they get a visit from the North Carolina State Wolfpack in NCAA basketball action.

The Spartans sit at 7-7 (4-4-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wolfpack are currently 9-3 (5-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? UNC Greensboro is 4-5 OU, and North Carolina State is 4-5 OU.

View North Carolina State Wolfpack vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds and Stats.

UNC Greensboro opened as 10.5-point underdogs 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 Spartans - Wolfpack odds would favor the Wolfpack if the lines were set according to our power ranks. UNC Greensboro is rated No. 260 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina State is at No. 101.

Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 68-64 loser as they battled Missouri at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. North Carolina State got 24 points and 13 rebounds from T.J. Warren in a losing cause in their 68-64 loss to Missouri on Saturday.

UNC Greensboro was a 55-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia Tech. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro earned a 55-52 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday, getting 18 points from Kyle Cain at Cassell Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNC Greensboro's No. 168 nationally ranked offense (72.14 points per game) against a Wolfpack defense that sits as the No. 94 at 67.42 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 45.41% from the field, less than the Wolfpack have managed so far this season (48.96% on average).

A few Wolfpack at Spartans trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
North Carolina State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
North Carolina State is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina State's last 8 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina State

Next up:
North Carolina State home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 4th
UNC Greensboro at Western Carolina, Thursday, January 2nd