NC State at Duke - 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Duke Blue Devils (13-2) vs NC State Wolfpack (9-8)
Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
Betting Odds: Duke Blue Devils -13.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The NC State Wolfpack will travel to play the Duke Blue Devils in an ACC game on Saturday afternoon.
The NC State Wolfpack are 9-8 (2-4) this season and have won two of their last three games. NC State is coming off of a win against Louisville by a score of 79-63 in their last game. NC State shot 56.1% on field goals and made 12 three pointers in the win. Terquavion Smith led the Wolfpack with 24 points and 5 rebounds in the game. NC State is averaging 76.2 points per game and is giving up 74.2 points per game against, while also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. Dereon Seabron is averaging 19.8 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game, while Jericole Hellems is averaging 14.5 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Wolfpack. NC State is shooting 42.2% on field goals, 71.2% on free throws, and 32.8% on three pointers.
The Duke Blue Devils are 13-2 (3-1) this season and have won six of their last seven games. Duke defeated Wake Forest in their last game by a score of 76-64. Duke shot 50.8% from the field and forced 15 turnovers in the win. Paolo Banchero led the Blue Devils with 24 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Duke is averaging 82.8 points per game and is giving up 64.7 points per game against, while also averaging 38.2 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per game. Paolo Banchero is averaging 17.7 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game, while Wendell Moore Jr. is averaging 15.4 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils. Duke is shooting 48.6% on field goals, 73.8% on free throws, and 36.4% on three pointers.
NC State is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games. The over is 17-5 in NC State’s last 22 games. Duke is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 4-1 in Duke’s last 5 games. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in these two teams last 8 meetings.
Duke’s lone conference loss came against Miami by two points and has taken care of business against Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech. NC State is coming off of a nice road win against Louisville, but is outmatched in this game. Duke is very good and should win this game, but I am taking NC State to cover. Duke hasn’t had any blowout wins in the conference, so I like NC State here.