Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State NCAAB Betting Prediction

Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Prediction 2/20/2024

The Syracuse Orange (16-10) travel to face off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack (16-9) on Tuesday, February 20th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN2. North Carolina State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Syracuse is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Georgia Tech. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

The Syracuse Orange Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing to Georgia Tech 65-60, Syracuse’s record sits at 16-10, including a 7-8 mark in ACC play. On the road, the Orange have gone just 3-7 this season, and they have lost three straight away from home.

Overall, Syracuse has been an underdog in 11 of its 26 games, going 3-8 in those contests. As for their average scoring margin, the Orange have been outscored by 6.4 points per game on the road.

Overall, Syracuse has an ATS record of 10-16 this season, including a mark of 3-7 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Orange have gone 3-8 vs. the spread this year and are just 3-7 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

So far this season, Syracuse’s over/under record is 13-13, and today’s line of 151 is similar to the average over/under line in its games (151.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 144 points. On the year, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 151.

The North Carolina State Wolfpack Are Coming Off A Win

North Carolina State has been dominant at home this season, going 11-3 with an average scoring margin of +11.1 points per game. They have been the favorite in 16 of their 25 games, going 14-2 in those contests.

Recently, the Wolfpack have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home, and they are coming off a 78-77 win over Clemson. On the season, they are 16-9, including an 8-6 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

North Carolina State’s record against the spread this season is 11-13-1. At home, the Wolfpack have gone 7-7 vs. the spread. Over their last three games at home, NC State is 1-2 vs. the spread. As the favorite this season, they have gone 7-9 vs. the spread.

North Carolina State’s over/under record this season is 14-10-1, and today’s line of 151 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 75.4 points per game, the Syracuse had a below average performance. They scored 60 points against Georgia Tech and had a field goal percentage of 36.7%. The team’s top scorer is Judah Mintz, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.3, while J.J. Starling also carries a PPG average of 13.7 into the game.

Judah Mintz (G) 18.3 3.2 4.5
J.J. Starling (G) 13.7 3.2 1.8
Chris Bell (F) 11.2 2.2 0.7

North Carolina State Offense Breakdown

The Wolfpack’s offense finished with 78 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75.5 points per contest. Leading North Carolina State in scoring vs. Clemson was DJ Horne with his 27 points. D.J. Burns also added 14 points for the Wolfpack.

DJ Horne (G) 17.2 3.4 2.5
D.J. Burns (F) 12.0 4.2 2.6
Casey Morsell (G) 11.6 2.8 1.8

Syracuse Team Defense

Currently, the Orange’s defense holds the 234th rank in the nation, allowing 74.3 points per game. Against Georgia Tech, the Orange’s defense gave up 65 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Georgia Tech only made 10 free-throws.

North Carolina State Team Defense

North Carolina State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.8 points per game. Against Clemson in their most recent game, the North Carolina State defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing Clemson to hit 46% of their shots.

Orange vs Wolfpack Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Orange offense has averaged 71 points per game while allowing an average of 77. Syracuse posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • North Carolina State has a 1-2 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 74 points per game while allowing 79. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Orange have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • The last ten games that North Carolina State was favored, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 8-2 straight up.

Orange vs Wolfpack Prediction

Not only do we have the Wolfpack winning this one by a score of 75-68, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Wolfpack at -5.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 151 and our model has the Orange and Wolfpack finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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