North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - NCAAB Betting prediction

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Notre Prediction 1/3/2024

The North Carolina State Wolfpack (9-3) travel to face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-7) on Wednesday, January 3rd. This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend and televised on ACCN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The North Carolina State Wolfpack Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Detroit 83-66, North Carolina State improved their overall record to 9-3. North Carolina State has a chance to even out their road record if they win today, as their current road record stands at 2-3. As of now, North Carolina State’s against the spread record stands at 6-6 heading into today’s game. When playing away, the Wolfpack are 2-3 vs. the spread, while they are 4-3 at home ATS.

North Carolina State’s games have, on average, featured 150 points per game leading to an over/under record of 7-4-1. Their average over/under line is currently 148 points so far. The Wolfpack’s last five games have culminated with an average of 149 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Virginia 76-54, Notre Dame now has a 6-7 record. Notre Dame is 1-3 on the road and 5-4 overall. As of today’s game, Notre Dame has a 6-7 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Notre Dame is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Notre Dame has an over/under record of 4-9-0, with their games averaging 129.2 points per game on average. When analyzing the Fighting Irish’s last five games, they have produced a combined average of 126 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

North Carolina State Offense Breakdown

North Carolina State’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 83 points against Detroit. They had an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 10/19 free throws. In terms of three-point shooting, the Wolfpack offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.1 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

DJ Horne (G) 15.0 2.9 2.8
D.J. Burns (F) 13.2 5.0 2.7
Jayden Taylor (G) 13.0 4.1 1.6

Notre Dame Offense Breakdown

Notre Dame is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 76 points vs. Virginia. This figure is more than their season average of 63.6 points per game. The top scorer for the Fighting Irish was Carey Booth with 17 points, while J.R Konieczny also chipped in with 17 points.

Markus Burton (G) 15.9 3.4 3.9
J.R Konieczny (G) 10.3 5.9 0.8
Tae Davis (F) 8.2 5.7 0.8

North Carolina State Team Defense

At this time, the Wolfpack’s defense is positioned 130th in the country, permitting 70.2 points per game. North Carolina State’s three-point defense is currently 98th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. North Carolina State.

Notre Dame Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Notre Dame defense is giving up an average of 65.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Virginia, the Cavaliers finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 54 points vs. Notre Dame.

Wolfpack vs Fighting Irish Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, North Carolina State has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 68 points per game.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Notre Dame has an ATS mark of 6-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-9 while averaging 60 points per game.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Fighting Irish have a strong record vs the spread going 3-0. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Against the spread, the Wolfpack have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-0 straight up.

Wolfpack vs Fighting Irish Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +4.5, we have the Fighting Irish as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 136, and our model projects the Wolfpack and Fighting Irish to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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