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North Carolina State Wolfpack take on Fighting Irish in NCAA basketball test

North Carolina State WolfpackNotre Dame Fighting Irish
10-4January 07, 2014, 09:00 | Joyce Center10-4

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the North Carolina State Wolfpack pay a visit to Joyce Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Fighting Irish bring a 10-4 record (5-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-4 Wolfpack, who are 5-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Notre Dame go 8-4 so far and the Wolfpack go 4-6-1.

View North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Fighting Irish installed as -7.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Fighting Irish at No. 57 and the Wolfpack at No. 132 heading into this contest.

Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 74-62 loser as they battled Pittsburgh at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. North Carolina State got 23 points from T.J. Warren but lost anyway, 74-62, to Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Arena.

Notre Dame was a 79-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against Duke. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Notre Dame got 19 points from Eric Atkins en route to a 79-77 victory over Duke on Saturday at Joyce Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Notre Dame's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 80 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 93 at 67.64 PPG. The Fighting Irish field goal percentage has averaged 47.88% so far, more than the Wolfpack marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.73% per game.

Next up:
North Carolina State home to Virginia, Saturday, January 11th
Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, Saturday, January 11th