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Saint Louis vs North Carolina 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

The Billikens have played 12 games so far this season and have a 7-5 record. In their three road games, they have a 1-2 record, while going 3-3 in games played at home. Saint Louis enters today’s game with a 4-5 record vs. the spread. In their last ten games, Saint Louis has gone 4-1 vs. the spread.

So far, Saint Louis’ games have averaged 148.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 147.3 points. In their most recent three games, the Billikens’ 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

North Carolina State will be playing their 11th game of the season today and they currently have a 7-3 overall record. In away games, the Wolfpack have a 2-3 record this season, while they are undefeated at home with a 3-0 record. Thus far, North Carolina State has a 4-4 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. This includes a 2-3 record on the road vs. the spread and a 2-1 record at home.

Through 10 games, North Carolina State has an over/under record of 4-3-1 with their games averaging a combined 149.6 points per game so far. Looking at the Wolfpack’s last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 150 points per game.

Saint Louis Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Saint Louis offense put up 69 points against Drake. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.2% and made 5 threes. The top scorer for the Billikens was Gibson Jimerson with 23 points, while Tim Dalger also chipped in with 14 points.

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

Against Tennessee, the North Carolina State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 79.3 points per game. They scored 70 points and posted a field goal percentage of 43.1% in the game. On the offensive front, the Wolfpack have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 255th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 164th in terms of percentage and 193rd in three-pointers made.

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

At present, the Billikens’ defense is nationally ranked 219th, allowing 74.9 points per game. Saint Louis will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Drake to just 40% shooting in their most recent game.

North Carolina State Team Defense

Currently, the Wolfpack’s defense holds the 130th rank in the nation, allowing 69.7 points per game. 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

  • Across their last three road contests, Saint Louis has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 70 points per game.
  • Although North Carolina State has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 72 points per game in these games.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Billikens have a strong record vs the spread going 4-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
  • 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.

Billikens vs Wolfpack Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Wolfpack vs. Wolfpack matchup, we’re leaning towards the Wolfpack at -12.5. Although our projections show the Wolfpack winning 75-68, we suggest placing your bet on the Billikens for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 151, and our model predicts the Billikens and Wolfpack to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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