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Wolfpack open as college hoops underdog vs Volunteers

North Carolina State WolfpackTennessee Volunteers
7-2December 18, 2013, 07:00 | Thompson-Boling Arena6-3

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Wolfpack of North Carolina State hit the hard court against the Volunteers of Tennessee.

The Volunteers bring a 6-3 record (3-4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-2 Wolfpack, who are 3-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Tennessee go 3-5 so far and the Wolfpack go 3-3.

View North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Wolfpack were listed as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Volunteers sit at No. 26 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wolfpack sit at No. 48 on the same chart.

In their last action, North Carolina State was an 82-79 winner at home against Detroit. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. T.J. Warren went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds, leading North Carolina State over Detroit, 82-79, on Saturday at PNC Arena.

Tennessee lost its last outing, a 70-61 result against Wichita State on December 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog. Jordan McRae scored 26 points for Tennessee on Saturday, but the Shockers managed a 70-61 victory over the Volunteers at Charles Koch Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee's No. 127-ranked scoring average of 74.67 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense rated No. 83 and allowing 67.11 PPG. The Volunteers FG% has averaged 44.97% to date this season, less than the Wolfpack shooters have managed so far (49.17% per game).

Next up:
North Carolina State home to East Carolina, Saturday, December 21st
Tennessee at Morehead State, Monday, December 23rd