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Norfolk State Spartans visit North Carolina State Wolfpack in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Norfolk State SpartansNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Dec 15, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Norfolk State Spartans vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds


North Carolina State looks to cover the Wolfpack-Spartans pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 6-2 mark when they host Norfolk State in college basketball wagering action.

North Carolina State will face the 6-6 Spartans, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wolfpack are 3-3-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spartans are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Norfolk State vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolfpack sit at No. 44 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Spartans sit at No. 155 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wolfpack will win this game 78-69.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina State's No. 36-ranked offense, averaging 77.8 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 178 at 66.2 PPG. The Wolfpack field goal percentage has averaged 52.1% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.

Defensively, Norfolk State features the nation's No. 94-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.9 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 48 nationally in scoring at home.

Norfolk State lost its last outing, a 64-54 result against Illinois on December 11. Norfolk State got 12 points from Rashid Gaston but lost anyway, 64-54, to Illinois on Tuesday at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

North Carolina State won its last outing, an 80-63 result against Cleveland State on December 8. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point favorite. North Carolina State earned an 80-63 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday, getting 19 points from C.J. Leslie at PNC Arena.

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Stanford are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Spartans at Wolfpack trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
North Carolina State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Norfolk State at Iona, Sunday, December 23
North Carolina State home to Stanford, Tuesday, December 18