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North Carolina Tar HeelsNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
20-7February 26, 2014, 08:00 | PNC Arena17-10

PNC Arena will host North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. North Carolina Tar Heels action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Tar Heels will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 16-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Wolfpack are 13-11 ATS. North Carolina is 13-14 on the totals; North Carolina State is 12-12.

View North Carolina Tar Heels vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Tar Heels were listed as -4-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 279-rated Wolfpack and the No. 8-ranked Tar Heels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

North Carolina State was a 71-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia Tech. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. T.J. Warren poured in a team-high 31 points for North Carolina State on Saturday, as they defeated Virginia Tech 71-64 at Cassell Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina State has the nation's No. 158-rated offensive output, at 70.41 PPG. The visiting Tar Heels defense ranks No. 92 allowing on average 68 PPG. The Wolfpack FG% has averaged 45.56% so far, less than the Tar Heels marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.25% per game.

Next up:
North Carolina at Virginia Tech, Saturday, March 1st
North Carolina State at Miami, Saturday, March 1st