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Virginia Cavaliers visit North Carolina State Wolfpack in NCAAB hoops battle

Virginia CavaliersNorth Carolina State Wolfpack
Jan 28, 8:00 PM | PNC Arena

Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds


The North Carolina State Wolfpack host Virginia on Saturday, looking to build on their 15-6 mark against the 16-3 Cavaliers in college hoops action at PNC Arena.

Supporters of the Cavaliers have watched them go 16-3 and 9-5 ATS on the year, while the Wolfpack are at 15-6 and 8-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolfpack are 10-7, while the Cavaliers have a 2-12 mark.

View Virginia vs North Carolina State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Virginia before tip-off in this one will find them as 1.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 43 (Wolfpack) and the No. 69 (Cavaliers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-72 result in favor of the Cavaliers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina State's No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 75.9 PPG, against a Cavaliers defense that ranks No. 2 at 50.1 PPG. The Wolfpack field goal percentage has averaged 47.2% so far, more than the Cavaliers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 52.8 points per game. North Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia was a 66-49 winner in its last match at home against Boston College. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as favorites. Virginia earned a 66-49 victory over Boston College on Thursday, getting 18 points from Mike Scott at John Paul Jones Arena.

North Carolina State lost its last outing, a 74-55 result against North Carolina on January 26. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point underdog. The Wolfpack endured a 74-55 loss at the hands of the Tar Heels on Thursday, despite a 11-point effort from Scott Wood at Dean Smith Center.

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Clemson are 2-8
After playing Boston College are 4-5
After a win are 8-2

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston College are 4-6
After playing North Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cavaliers at Wolfpack trends to consider:
Virginia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
Virginia is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against North Carolina St
North Carolina State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
North Carolina State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
North Carolina State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Virginia

Next up:
Virginia home to Clemson, Tuesday, January 31
North Carolina State at Boston College, Wednesday, February 1