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Orange visit North Carolina State Wolfpack in college basketball clash

Syracuse OrangeNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Dec 17, 6:30 PM | PNC Arena

Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds


PNC Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host North Carolina State Wolfpack and the visiting Syracuse Orange in college hoops action on Saturday.

Supporters of the Orange have watched them go 10-0 and 6-3 ATS on the year, while the Wolfpack are at 6-3 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolfpack are 5-2, while the Orange have a 4-5 mark.

View Syracuse vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wolfpack as 7-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 112-rated Wolfpack and the No. 10-ranked Orange, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 94-76 result in favor of the Orange.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina State's No. 59 nationally ranked offense (76.1 points per game) against a Orange defense that sits as the No. 26 at 57.3 PPG. The Wolfpack have been averaging 46.7% from the field, less than the Orange have managed so far this season (47.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Syracuse owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. North Carolina State, on the other hand, rates No. 112 in scoring at home.

Syracuse was an 85-50 winner in their most recent outing at home against George Washington. They covered the 20.5–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Orange and Colonials didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as George Washington was handed an 85-50 defeat on Saturday at Carrier Dome.

North Carolina State was a 65-60 winner in its last match at home against North Carolina Central. North Carolina State earned a 65-60 victory over North Carolina Central on Sunday, getting 21 points from C.J. Williams at RBC Center.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Bucknell are 0-1
After a win are 9-1

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing North Carolina Central are 0-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Orange at Wolfpack trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 6 games on the road
Syracuse is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games on the road
North Carolina State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
North Carolina State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Syracuse home to Bucknell, Tuesday, December 20
North Carolina State at St. Bonaventure, Tuesday, December 20