NC State at Louisville: 1/12/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Louisville Cardinals (10-5) vs NC State Wolfpack (8-8)
Game Info: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
Betting Odds: Louisville Cardinals -7 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The NC State Wolfpack and Louisville Cardinals face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the KFC! Yum Center! When these two teams faced off on December 4th it was Louisville that won 73-68.
NC State comes into this game with an 8-8 record and they have gone 4-12 against the spread. In the last game against Clemson, NC State was competitive, but they were defeated by five points. NC State is averaging 76.1 points while their defense is giving up 74.9 points per game. Dereon Seabron has been the top player for NC State averaging 20.1 points while shooting 53.6 percent from the field. In this game if NC State wants to come away with a win it’s going to need to be the defense that is strong.
On the other side of this matchup is the Louisville Cardinals who sit with a 10-5 record and they have gone 5-9-1 against the spread.In the last game against Florida State, the defense struggled giving up 79 points and that led to the defeat. Louisville is averaging 70.9 points while their defense is giving up 67.3 points per game. Noah Locke has been the best top player for Louisville averaging 70.9 points while their defense is giving up 67.3 points per game. Louisville has a talented roster but someone needs to step up and be their star.
Louisville is 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. Louisville is 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games as a favorite. The over is 12-3 in NC State’s last 15 road games against a team with a winning home record. The over is 21-5 in NC State’s last 26 games as an underdog.
NC State was competitive in the first game against Louisville and it’s going to be no different in this game. Look for NC State to find offensive success and with this being a lower scoring game it will be enough to cover the spread. Back NC State against the spread. It's also a lean to the under to cash with the offenses struggling early.
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