North Carolina State at Notre Dame: 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-13) vs North Carolina State Wolfpack (12-9)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center)
Betting Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The NC State Wolfpack and Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Joyce Center.
The NC State Wolfpack comes into this game with a 12-9 record overall and they have won four games in a row. In the last game against Pittsburgh, they were seven point favorites, and they could only win by three points. NC State on the season is averaging 73.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game. NC State is shooting 47 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from behind the three point line. One issue for NC State this season is their star player Devon Daniels is out for the season. Jericole Hellems is the best player that will be available for the team averaging 13.1 points while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. ‘
On the other side of this matchup is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish who sit with a 9-13 record overall but they have lost three games in a row. In the last game against Boston College the defense really struggled giving up 94 points and that led to a 90 point loss. Notre Dame on the season is averaging 72.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.8 points per game. Notre Dame on the season is shooting 47 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from behind the three point line. Prentiss Hubb has been the best player for Notre Dame averaging 14.4 points while shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from behind the three point line.
NC State is 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 games played on Wednesday. The under is 7-3 in Notre Dame’s last 10 games overall. The under is 41-20 in Notre Dame’s last 61 games played on Wednesday.
I expect the pace of this game is going to be quick and there is going to be no shortage of scoring by either team in this game. Look for a fast tempo game and for the over to cash with ease.Both teams very well could reach 80 in this game.