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Duke, NC State Habitually Going OVER

Duke and NC State will meet for the third time this year as both teams aim to advance in the ACC Conference tournament Wednesday. A surplus of offense has been one of the biggest constants between the Blue Devils and Wolfpack as the OVER is 17-4 in their past 21 meetings.

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  • The total has gone UNDER in Duke’s past eight games.
  • The OVER is 10-3 in NC State’s past 13 games.
  • Duke is 34-5 SU in their past 39 games coming off a loss.

Duke got past NC State fairly easily both times the teams met in the regular season, with the Blue Devils winning by 10 and eight points respectively. Grayson Allen put up 28 points in each of those two games while shooting a combined 60.7 percent. The game will feature the two top scorers in the ACC this season as Allen and Anthony Barber clash one last time this year.

Duke limped their way into the postseason with the team going just 2-3 SU and 1-3-1 ATS in their final five games. The Blue Devils’ offense averaged just 71.4 points in those five games, nearly 10 points less than their season average.

NC State has been an awful bet as of late, with the Wolfpack covering just once in their past seven outings. Barber has been one of the most underrated players in the country this season as the junior has averaged 23.3 points per game and has scored 30-plus points in five of his past 11 games.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Duke Blue Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Duke Blue Devils are 22-9 so far on the season, and 14-15-1 ATS vs the number. The North Carolina State Wolfpack, meanwhile, are 16-16 and 13-14-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Duke go 12-18 and the North Carolina State Wolfpack go 17-12 on betting totals.

The Duke Blue Devils sit at No. 54 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the North Carolina State Wolfpack sit at No. 214 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Duke's No. 16 nationally ranked offense (81.19 points per game) against a North Carolina State Wolfpack defense that sits as the No. 189 at 73.88 PPG. The Duke Blue Devils have been averaging 46.13% from the field, more than the Wolfpack have managed so far this season (42.92% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

North Carolina State got 24 points from Maverick Rowan en route to a 75-72 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

Grayson Allen went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as North Carolina handed Duke a 76-72 defeat at Cameron Indoor Stadium.