NC State at North Carolina - 1/29/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

NC State at North Carolina - 1/29/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina Tar Heels (14-6) vs NC State Wolfpack (10-11)

Game Info: Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Dean E. Smith Center)

Betting Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels -8 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The NC State Wolfpack will travel to play the North Carolina Tar Heels in an ACC game on Saturday.

The NC State Wolfpack are 10-11 (3-7) this season and have lost three of their last four games. NC State is coming off of a loss to Notre Dame by a score of 73-65 in their last game. NC State shot 42.6% from the field and shot 58.3% on free throws in the loss. Dereon Seabron led the Wolfpack with 21 points and 8 rebounds in the game. NC State is averaging 74.8 points per game and is giving up 73.7 points per game against, while also averaging 36.1 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. Dereon Seabron is averaging 19 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game, while Jericole Hellems is averaging 14.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Wolfpack. NC State is shooting 42.9% on field goals, 70.4% on free throws, and 33.3% on three pointers.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-6 (6-3) this season and have won two games in a row. North Carolina defeated Boston College by a score of 58-47 in their last game. North Carolina only shot 29.1% from the field, but made 20 free throws in the win. Caleb Love led the Tar Heels with 16 points and 2 assists in the game. North Carolina is averaging 76.9 points per game and is giving up 71.1 points per game against, while also averaging 41 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Armando Bacot is averaging 16.3 points per game and 12.1 rebounds per game, while Caleb Love is averaging 15 points per game and 3.4 assists per game for the Tar Heels. North Carolina is shooting 44.9% on field goals, 76.1% on free throws, and 37% on three pointers.

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NC State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games. The over is 16-5 in NC State’s last 21 road games. North Carolina is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 5-2-1 in North Carolina’s last 8 games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

North Carolina has been its usual self this season, a higher scoring team that will normally always win the rebounding battle. NC State has struggled and does not have much of an advantage in this game. I think North Carolina will run away with this one.

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David’s Pick North Carolina -8

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