The North Carolina State Wolfpack (15-8) travel to face off against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (15-7) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem and televised on ACCN. Wake Forest is coming off a win in their previous game, while North Carolina State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pittsburgh. Tip-off is set for 4:00 ET.
North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
The North Carolina State Wolfpack Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
North Carolina State enters today’s game as an underdog, as they have been in seven of their 23 games this season. The Wolfpack are 1-6 in those games, including a 67-64 loss to Pittsburgh last time out.
On the road this season, NC State has gone 4-5, and they have lost two straight games away from home. Over their last 10 road games, the Wolfpack have gone just 4-6, and they are coming off a 67-64 loss to Pittsburgh.
North Carolina State has struggled against the spread this season, going just 9-13-1. Their ATS mark on the road is just 2-6-1, and they have gone 0-2-1 vs. the spread in their last three road games. As the underdog, the Wolfpack are 2-4-1 vs. the spread this year and just 3-6-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
So far this season, the over/under record in North Carolina State games is 12-10-1. The average over/under line in their games is 146 and their games have averaged 145.3 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their last three over/under record is 1-2. So far this season, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 149.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Are Coming Off A Win
At home, Wake Forest has been dominant this season, going 13-2 with an average scoring margin of +16.1 points per game. Their home win streak currently sits at 11 games, and they are coming off an 80-51 victory over Georgia Tech.
Overall, the Demon Deacons are 15-7, including a 7-4 record in ACC play. They have won two straight games and have gone 14-2 when favored this season.
When looking at Wake Forest’s ATS record this season, they have gone 12-9-1. At home, they are 10-4-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demon Deacons have gone 8-1-1 ATS.
Today’s over/under line of 149 is right in line with the average over/under line in Wake Forest games this season (147.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.
North Carolina State Offense Breakdown
Compared to their season average of 75.2 points per game, North Carolina State struggled in their previous game. Against Pittsburgh, the Wolfpack scored 64 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.4%. The top scorer for the Wolfpack was DJ Horne with 25 points, while D.J. Burns also chipped in with 19 points.
|DJ Horne (G)
|Casey Morsell (G)
|D.J. Burns (F)
Wake Forest Offense Breakdown
The Demon Deacons’ offense wrapped up their last game with 80 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 80.7 points per contest. Offensively, the Demon Deacons have a season long field goal percentage of 47%, which is 58th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 45th in percentage and 81st in three-pointers made.
|Hunter Sallis (G)
|Kevin Miller (G)
|Cameron Hildreth (G)
North Carolina State Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the North Carolina State defense is giving up an average of 70.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, North Carolina State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.4% this season.
Wake Forest Team Defense
Currently, the Demon Deacons’ defense holds the 122nd rank in the nation, allowing 70.0 points per game. Against Georgia Tech in their most recent game, the Wake Forest defense gave up a total of 51 points while allowing Georgia Tech to hit 28% of their shots.
Wolfpack vs Demon Deacons Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Wolfpack have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 1-3-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 66 points per game in these contests.
- Through their last ten home contests, the Demon Deacons offense has averaged 74 points per game while allowing an average of 76. Wake Forest posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 3-6-1 ATS.
- The last ten games that North Carolina State was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 3-6-1 while going 1-9 straight up.
- Wake Forest has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Demon Deacons vs. Demon Deacons game, our recommendation is to take the Demon Deacons at -8.5. Despite our model showing the Demon Deacons winning 74-69, we like Wolfpack as our point-spread pick.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 149, and our model projects the Wolfpack and Demon Deacons to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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