NC State at Duke Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/28/23

Duke Blue Devils (21-8) vs NC State Wolfpack (22-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)

Betting Odds: Duke Blue Devils -5.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The NC State Wolfpack will play the Duke Blue Devils in an ACC game on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

NC State Preview

The NC State Wolfpack are 22-8 (12-7) this season after they lost to Clemson by a score of 96-71 in their last game. NC State shot 41.7% from the field, but allowed Clemson to shoot 59.6% from the field. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 78.7 points per game, 70.3 points against per game, 37.1 rebounds per game, and 13.2 assists per game. Terquavion Smith has led the Wolfpack this season with 17.6 points per game, 4.4 assists per game, and 3.5 rebounds per game. NC State is shooting 45.3% from the field, 71.8% on free throws, and 35.1% on three pointers this year.

Duke Preview

The Duke Blue Devils are 21-8 (12-6) this season after they defeated Virginia Tech by a score of 81-65 in their last game. Duke shot 56.6% from the field and was +11 in rebounding margin in the win. The Duke Blue Devils are averaging 72.2 points per game, 63.9 points against per game, 39.1 rebounds per game, and 15 assists per game. Kyle Filipowski has led the Blue Devils this season with 14.9 points per game, 8.9 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Duke is shooting 44.7% from the field, 76.6% on free throws, and 33.7% on three pointers this year.


NC State is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. The under is 6-2-1 in NC State’s last 9 road games. Duke is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The under is 3-1-1 in Duke’s last 5 Tuesday games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.


Duke is playing very well right now and has won four games in a row, while NC State just lost by 25 points at home to Clemson. Duke’s defense has been very good so far this season, only allowing 63.9 points against per game. Duke has won their last three games by 16, 17, and 22 points and I like them to win this game going away. Take the Blue Devils here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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