The Virginia Tech Hokies (10-7) travel to face off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack (13-4) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on CW. North Carolina State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Virginia Tech is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Virginia. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.
Virginia Tech Hokies vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
The Virginia Tech Hokies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Virginia Tech enters this game as a 3-point underdog, and they have gone 2-4 in their six games as an underdog this season. The Hokies have gone 10-7 overall, but they have lost their last two games, including a 65-57 loss to Virginia in their most recent game.
So far this season, Virginia Tech has gone 0-5 on the road, and their average scoring margin on the road is -10.6 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Hokies have gone 1-9.
Virginia Tech has struggled against the spread this season, going just 7-9-1. Their road ATS mark is even worse, as they are 0-5 this season and just 1-9 in their last 10 road games. As the underdog, the Hokies are 2-4 vs. the spread this year and just 2-8 in their last 10 games as the underdog.
Virginia Tech’s over/under record for the season is 7-10 and today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line of 142.7 in their games this season. So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack Are Coming Off A Win
North Carolina State is 12-0 this season when favored, and they are favored by 3 points against Virginia Tech. The Wolfpack have a record of 9-1 at home this season, and they are coming off an 83-76 win over Wake Forest.
Over their last 10 games at home, North Carolina State has gone 9-1, and they have gone 4-1 over their last five games at home. This season, they have an average scoring margin of +15.2 points per game at home.
North Carolina State has an ATS record of 8-9 this season, including a mark of 6-4 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wolfpack have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for North Carolina State games is 10-6-1. Today’s line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 150 points.
Virginia Tech Offense Breakdown
Against Virginia, the Virginia Tech had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 73.1 points per game. They scored 57 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.9% in the game. Sean Pedulla was the leading scorer for the Hokies, putting up 18 points. In addition, Hunter Cattoor contributed 12 points.
|Sean Pedulla (G)
|Lynn Kidd (C)
|Hunter Cattoor (G)
North Carolina State Offense Breakdown
North Carolina State finished with 83 points in their game against Wake Forest. This total surpasses their season-average of 77.3 points per game. The top scorer for the Wolfpack was DJ Horne with 21 points, while Ben Middlebrooks also added 14 to the scoreboard.
|DJ Horne (G)
|D.J. Burns (F)
|Jayden Taylor (G)
Virginia Tech Team Defense
Virginia Tech’s defense has been playing well, ranking 77th nationally, with 67.5 points allowed per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Virginia Tech’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.
North Carolina State Team Defense
The Wolfpack’s defense is presently ranked 107th nationally, allowing an average of 69.4 points per contest. North Carolina State’s three-point defense is currently 107th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.0% of their shots vs. North Carolina State.
Hokies vs Wolfpack Trends
- Through their last three road games, Virginia Tech has an ATS record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 64 points per game.
- In their last three games at home, the Wolfpack have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 71 points per game in this stretch.
- Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Hokies have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Wolfpack have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
We’re putting our money on the Wolfpack to win, and have the projected score sitting at 75-68. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Wolfpack at -3.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 145.5, and our model projects the Hokies and Wolfpack to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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