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Penn State Nittany Lions Visit North Carolina State Wolfpack in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Penn State takes to the basketball court against North Carolina State on Wednesday, hoping to send the Wolfpack to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at PNC Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The North Carolina State Wolfpack were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 5-2 and 2-2 ATS North Carolina State Wolfpack will face the 6-1 Penn State Nittany Lions, who own a 4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the North Carolina State Wolfpack are 2-2 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-4.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 188 (North Carolina State) and the No. 80 (Penn State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina State has the nation's No. 63-rated offensive output, at 81.29 PPG. The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 55 allowing on average 64.86 PPG. The Wolfpack FG% has averaged 45.68% so far, less than the North Carolina State Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.88% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Nittany Lions and Golden Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Oral Roberts was handed a 86-48 defeat on Friday at Bryce Jordan Center.

The Wolfpack got 14 points from Allerik Freeman, but it was Tennessee that prevailed in a 67-58 final on Friday at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games
  • Penn State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • North Carolina State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • North Carolina State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • North Carolina State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State at Iowa, Saturday, December 2nd
North Carolina State at South Carolina State, Saturday, December 2nd