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UNC vs NC State ACC Semi

NC State needs to win to make March Madness and they face a Tar Heel team possible without defensive player of the year John Henson today.

The Carolina rivals clash in the ACC semifinals with the odds favoring UNC by 9 points. They try to slam the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday when the teams tip off at Philips Arena in college betting action.

And bettors can expect more of the same from recent meetings where the Heels have won 10 straight and gone 9-1 ATS vs NC State.

The Tar Heels bring a 28-4 record (18-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-11 Wolfpack, who are 14-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed North Carolina go 16-14-1 so far and the Wolfpack go 18-11.

View North Carolina State vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, North Carolina sat as 10-point favorites at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Tar Heels and the No. 33-ranked Wolfpack, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 89-78 result in favor of the Tar Heels.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolfpack is ranked No. 42 in NCAA hoops at 37.3 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina’s No. 1 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina is the No. 281-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while North Carolina State rates No. 242 at 5.4 per game.

Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 61-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina State was a 67-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. North Carolina State earned a 67-64 victory over Virginia on Friday, getting 19 points from C.J. Leslie at Philips Arena.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were an 85-69 winner as they battled Maryland at home. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. North Carolina earned an 85-69 victory over Maryland on Friday, getting 15 points from Harrison Barnes at Philips Arena.

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Maryland are 7-3
After a win are 9-1


A few Wolfpack at Tar Heels trends to consider:
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of North Carolina's last 17 games when playing North Carolina State