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Vanderbilt favored by 5 against North Carolina State on Saturday

Vanderbilt CommodoresNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Nov 19, 6:30 PM | Izod Center

Vanderbilt Commodores vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Vanderbilt when they take on the Wolfpack on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Izod Center).

The Wolfpack are 3-0 so far on the season, and 1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Commodores, meanwhile, are 2-1 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina State go 1-1 and the Commodores go 0-2 on the totals.

View Vanderbilt vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wolfpack as 5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 93-ranked Wolfpack and the No. 15-rated Commodores in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-75 win for the Wolfpack on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features North Carolina State's No. 72-ranked scoring average of 78.3 PPG, against a Commodores defense rated No. 192 and allowing 67.7 PPG. The Wolfpack FG% has averaged 50.6% to date this season, more than the Commodores shooters have managed so far (41.1% per game).

Defensively, Vanderbilt features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.

Vanderbilt was an 80-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bucknell. Jeffery Taylor scored 14 points leading the Commodores to an 80-68 victory over Bucknell at Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday.

North Carolina State was a 60-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Princeton. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as favorites. The Wolfpack grabbed a 60-58 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Lorenzo Brown at RBC Center.

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Monmouth are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Elon are 3-0
After playing Princeton are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
Vanderbilt home to Monmouth, Friday, November 25
North Carolina State home to Elon, Friday, November 25