North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Marquette Golden Eagles NCAAB Betting Prediction

North Carolina State vs Marquette Prediction 3/29/2024

The North Carolina State Wolfpack (24-14) travel to face off against the Marquette Golden Eagles (27-9) on Friday, March 29th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on CBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:09 ET.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Marquette Golden Eagles

The North Carolina State Wolfpack Are Coming Off A Win

North Carolina State will be looking to extend its win streak to eight games after defeating Oakland 79-73. The Wolfpack have a record of 24-14 this season, including a 14-11 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. In 38 games, North Carolina State has gone 10-3 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Wolfpack have gone 11-9 this season, and they are 6-4 in their last 10 road games. So far this year, they have been the underdog in 19 games, going 8-11 in those matchups. As the underdog, they have a record of 8-11.

As the underdog this season, NC State has gone 11-7-1 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Wolfpack have an ATS record of 7-3. On the road, NC State has been even better vs. the spread, going 11-8-1 this year and 8-2 in their last 10 road games.

This season, the over/under record for North Carolina State games is 22-14-2, and today’s line of 150.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (145.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points, and during their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 150 points. So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Marquette comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 28 of their 36 games this season. They have a record of 24-4 when favored, and they have been especially strong at home, where they are 21-3 this season. Their average scoring margin at home is +14.2 points per game, and they have won five straight games at home.

Overall, Marquette is 27-9 this season, and they have won their last two games. Their record in Big East games is 17-7, and they went 10-2 in non-conference games. They are coming off an 81-77 win over Colorado, and over their last 10 home games, they have gone 9-1.

Marquette has been a strong team against the spread this season, going 22-14-1. At home, they have an ATS mark of 16-7-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles are 9-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Marquette’s games this season (148.9). So far, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

North Carolina State Offense Breakdown

The North Carolina State offense is coming off a game where they scored 79 points against Oakland. They posted a field goal percentage of 45.3% and connected on 9 threes. The top scorer for the Wolfpack was D.J. Burns with 24 points, while Michael O’Connell also added 12 to the scoreboard.

DJ Horne (G) 16.9 3.2 2.1
D.J. Burns (F) 12.4 4.0 2.7
Jayden Taylor (G) 11.9 3.8 1.3

Marquette Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Golden Eagles’ offense finished with 81 points, which is right in line with their current average of 78.3 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Golden Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 48th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 63rd in terms of percentage and 44th in three-pointers made.

Kam Jones (G) 16.8 2.9 2.5
Oso Ighodaro (F) 14.0 6.9 2.9
Tyler Kolek (G) 15.0 4.7 7.6

North Carolina State Team Defense

So far, the Wolfpack’s defense is ranked 180th in the country at 72.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. Marquette. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.1%.

Marquette Team Defense

The Golden Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 112nd nationally, allowing an average of 69.8 points per contest. Against Colorado in their most recent game, the Marquette defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing Colorado to hit 61% of their shots.

Wolfpack vs Golden Eagles Trends

  • In their last five road games, North Carolina State has averaged 78 points per game while allowing 68 . The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
  • Across the Golden Eagles last three home games, the team averaged 72 points per game while allowing 80. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • The Wolfpack have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 5-0 straight up and 5-0 against the spread.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Golden Eagles have gone 9-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 10-0.

Wolfpack vs Golden Eagles Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Golden Eagles vs. Golden Eagles game, our recommendation is to take the Golden Eagles at -6.5. Despite our model showing the Golden Eagles winning 74-70, we like Wolfpack as our point-spread pick.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 150.5 and our model has the Wolfpack and Golden Eagles finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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