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Saint Louis vs NC State Prediction 12/20/2023

The Saint Louis Billikens (7-5) travel to face off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack (7-3) on Wednesday, December 20th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ACC. Both Saint Louis and North Carolina State will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Saint Louis Billikens vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

The Saint Louis Billikens Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Saint Louis has played 12 games so far this season and have a record of 7-5. The Billikens have played all of their games on the road this season. Looking at Saint Louis’ ATS performance, they currently stand at 4-5. In their last ten games, Saint Louis has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.

After 12 games, Saint Louis has an over/under record of 5-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 148.3 points per game so far. When looking at the Billikens’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 143 points per game.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After 10 games, North Carolina State has a 7-3 record. In away games, they are 2-3, while at home they are 3-0. As of today’s game, North Carolina State has a 4-4 ATS record. So far this season, they are 2-3 on the road vs. the spread and 2-1 at home.

North Carolina State comes in with an over/under record of 4-3-1 through 10 games, with their games averaging a combined 149.6 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Wolfpack’s games have averaged 147 points per game, along with an over/under record of 3-2.

Saint Louis Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Saint Louis offense ended with 69 points against Drake. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.2% and made 5 threes. Offensively, the Billikens hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 254th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 85th in terms of percentage and 190th in three-pointers made.

Gibson Jimerson (G) 16.8 3.0 2.2
Terremce Hargrove Jr. (F) 14.1 6.2 1.1
Tim Dalger (F) 10.8 4.8 0.8

North Carolina State Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, North Carolina State offense put up 70 points against Tennessee. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.1% and made 8 threes. Jayden Taylor is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, DJ Horne brings a PPG average of 13.6 into the game.

Jayden Taylor (G) 14.3 4.3 1.6
DJ Horne (G) 13.6 2.9 2.7
D.J. Burns (F) 13.5 5.7 2.7

Saint Louis Team Defense

On the defensive side, Saint Louis is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 74.9 points per game. In today’s game vs. North Carolina State, the Saint Louis defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Saint Louis made 23 free-throws vs. the Billikens.

North Carolina State Team Defense

The Wolfpack’s defense is presently ranked 127th nationally, allowing an average of 69.7 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, North Carolina State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.8% this season.

Billikens vs Wolfpack Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Billikens offense has averaged 71 points per game while allowing an average of 82. Saint Louis posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 2-3 ATS.
  • In their last five games at home, the Wolfpack have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 75 points per game in this stretch.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Billikens have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-1.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Wolfpack have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

Billikens vs Wolfpack Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Wolfpack vs. Billikens matchup, our bet is to grab the Billikens at +13. Even though our projections have the Wolfpack winning 74-68, we see the Billikens as the play on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 151.5 and our model has the Billikens and Wolfpack finishing with a combined 142 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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