Pittsburgh Panthers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack NCAAB Betting Prediction

Pittsburgh Panthers vs North Carolina Prediction 2/7/2024

The Pittsburgh Panthers (14-8) travel to face off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack (15-7) on Wednesday, February 7th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPNU. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

The Pittsburgh Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

As an underdog, Pittsburgh has gone 1-4 this season and comes into this game with a record of 14-8. They have won two games in a row and are 7-3 in their last 10 away games.

On the road this season, the Panthers have a scoring margin of +7.9 points per game, and they are 5-2 in road games.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 1-3-1 this season and a mark of 4-5-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog. However, when looking at their road ATS record, the Panthers have been solid, going 5-1-1 this year and 7-2-1 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 13-8. The average scoring total in their games is 143.1 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 146.2 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their average scoring total in those games is 139 points.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack Are Coming Off A Win

North Carolina State enters this game with a record of 15-7, including a 7-4 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Wolfpack have won two straight games and are 11-2 at home this season.

So far, North Carolina State has been favored in 15 of its 22 games, going 14-1 in those matchups. The team’s average scoring margin at home this season is +12.2.

As the favorite this season, North Carolina State has gone 7-8 vs. the spread. Their ATS record at home is 7-6, but over their last three home games, they are just 1-2 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wolfpack are 4-6 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for North Carolina State games is 12-9-1. Currently, the average scoring total in their games is 145.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 142 is lower than the average OU line in their games of 146.2 points. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 146 points.

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 75.6 points per game, the Pittsburgh had a below average performance. They scored 70 points against Notre Dame and had a field goal percentage of 44.9%. The team’s scoring leader is Blake Hinson, who holds an average of 18 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Carlton Carrington is averaging 13.7 points per game this season.

Blake Hinson (F) 18.0 5.0 0.6
Carlton Carrington (G) 13.7 5.1 4.2
Ishmael Leggett (G) 12.3 5.4 2.4

North Carolina State Offense Breakdown

North Carolina State’s offense had a good outing, putting up 82 points against Georgia Tech. They achieved a 37.7% field goal percentage and went 21/27 from the free-throw line. DJ Horne was the leading scorer for the Wolfpack, putting up 26 points. In addition, Jayden Taylor contributed 21 points.

DJ Horne (G) 15.7 3.5 2.7
Casey Morsell (G) 12.3 2.8 1.6
Jayden Taylor (G) 12.0 4.0 1.2

Pittsburgh Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pittsburgh defense is giving up an average of 66.8 points per contest. In today’s game vs. North Carolina State, the Pittsburgh defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Pittsburgh made 16 free-throws vs. the Panthers.

North Carolina State Team Defense

Currently, the Wolfpack’s defense holds the 122nd rank in the nation, allowing 70.2 points per game. In their most recent game, the North Carolina State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Georgia Tech knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 76 points.

Panthers vs Wolfpack Trends

  • Pittsburgh has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 73 points per game while allowing 70. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-0-1.
  • Through their last three home games, North Carolina State has an ATS record of just 0-2-1. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 69 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Panthers have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-1-1.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Wolfpack have an overall record of 4-1 while going 2-3 against the spread.

Panthers vs Wolfpack Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Wolfpack, with a final score of 75-68, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Wolfpack at -3.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 142 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.

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