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North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Northwestern Wildcats Preview

Northwestern WildcatsNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
4-4December 04, 2013, 07:30 | PNC Arena4-2

PNC Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host North Carolina State Wolfpack and the visiting Northwestern Wildcats in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Wolfpack sit at 4-2 (2-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 4-4 (2-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? North Carolina State is 1-2 OU, and Northwestern is 3-4 OU.

View Northwestern Wildcats vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

The Wolfpack were listed as -9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 33 (Wolfpack) and the No. 174 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 95-79 loser as they battled UCLA at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 14-point underdog. UCLA earned a 95-79 victory over Northwestern on Friday, getting 18 points from Jordan Adams at Orleans Arena.

North Carolina State was a 75-56 winner in its last match at home against Eastern Kentucky. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. T.J. Warren poured in a team-high 30 points for North Carolina State on Saturday, as they defeated Eastern Kentucky 75-56 at PNC Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina State's No. 132-rated squad against Northwestern's No. 191-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina State rates No. 241 in the country with 4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 40 nationally with 8.12 per match.

A few Wildcats at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Northwestern is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games
Northwestern is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Northwestern is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games on the road
North Carolina State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Northwestern home to Western Michigan, Saturday, December 7th
North Carolina State at Long Beach State, Saturday, December 7th