Oakland Golden vs North Carolina State NCAAB Betting Prediction

Oakland Golden vs North Carolina State Prediction 3/23/2024

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies (24-11) travel to face off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack (22-14) on Saturday, March 23rd. This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and televised on TBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies Are Coming Off A Win

After winning their last game against Kentucky, Oakland comes into this game with a 24-11 record. They have won three games in a row and have gone 15-5 in Horizon League play this season. On the road, they have gone 10-7, and their average scoring margin is +1.3 points per game.

As the underdog, Oakland has gone 6-6 this season. They have been the underdog 12 times compared to being the favorite in 20 games. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 7-3, and their record on the road this season is 4-1.

As the underdog, Oakland has been excellent vs. the spread this season, going 9-3. Their overall ATS record is 20-12 this year. On the road, the Golden Grizzlies have an ATS mark of 12-5 and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 for Oakland’s game against North Carolina State is very close to the average over/under line in their games this season (147.7). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points compared to their season average of 148.8 points per game.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack Are Coming Off A Win

North Carolina State is a 5.5-point favorite at home against Oakland. The Wolfpack come into the game with a 22-14 record, including a six-game win streak. They are 12-5 at home this season.

Over their last 10 home games, the Wolfpack have gone 5-5. In their most recent game, they beat Texas Tech by a score of 80-67.

North Carolina State has an ATS record of 19-17-1 this season. Their home ATS mark is 8-9 and they are 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five home games. As the favorite, the Wolfpack are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average scoring total in games involving North Carolina State this season (147.9). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line, including two of their last three matchups.

Oakland Offense Breakdown

The Oakland offense is coming off a game in which they scored 80 points vs. Kentucky. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.3% while connecting on 15 threes. Jack Gohlke was the leading scorer for the Golden Grizzlies, putting up 32 points. In addition, Trey Townsend contributed 17 points.

Trey Townsend (F) 16.9 7.8 2.9
Jack Gohlke (G) 12.3 4.1 1.1
Blake Lampman (G) 13.2 3.2 3.0

North Carolina State Offense Breakdown

The North Carolina State offense is coming off a game where they scored 80 points against Texas Tech. They posted a field goal percentage of 50.9% and connected on 5 threes. DJ Horne is leading the team in scoring at 16.9 points per contest. D.J. Burns has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.4 going into the game.

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

Oakland Team Defense

On the defensive side, Oakland is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.0 points per game. The Oakland defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 76 points and allowed Kentucky to connect on 9 threes.

North Carolina State Team Defense

In terms of defense, North Carolina State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Texas Tech, the Red Raiders finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 67 points vs. North Carolina State.

Golden Grizzlies vs Wolfpack Trends

  • In their last five road games, Oakland has averaged 75 points per game while allowing 68 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 4-1 vs. the spread.
  • In their last three home games, North Carolina State has averaged 79 points per game while allowing 69. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Oakland has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 6-4 straight up.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, North Carolina State has a poor record vs the spread going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 2-1.

Golden Grizzlies vs Wolfpack Prediction

Not only do we have the Wolfpack winning this one by a score of 77-68, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Wolfpack at -5.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 146.5 and given that our model is projecting 145 points between the teams, we like the under.

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