NC State vs Virginia Tech Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/8/23

Virginia Tech Hokies (19-13) vs NC State Wolfpack (22-9)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)

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The Virginia Tech Hokies will play the NC State Wolfpack in the second round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday night at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Virginia Tech Preview

The Virginia Tech Hokies are 19-13 (8-12) this season after they defeated Notre Dame by a score of 67-64 in their last game. Virginia Tech shot 48% from the field and made 7 three pointers in the win. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 74.4 points per game, 69.1 points against per game, 33.8 rebounds per game, and 15.8 assists per game. Grant Basile has led the Hokies this season with 16.5 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game. Virginia Tech is shooting 46.9% from the field, 73.5% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers this year.

NC State Preview

The NC State Wolfpack are 22-9 (12-8) this season after they lost to Duke by a score of 71-67 in their last game. NC State shot 38.2% from the field and was -9 in rebounding margin in the loss. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 78.4 points per game, 70.3 points against per game, 37 rebounds per game, and 13 assists per game. Terquavion Smith has led the Wolfpack this season with 17.3 points per game, 4.4 assists per game, and 3.5 rebounds per game. NC State is shooting 45% from the field, 72% on free throws, and 34.8% on three pointers this year. 

Trends

Virginia Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The under is 4-1 in Virginia Tech’s last 5 games. NC State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a loss. The over is 4-1 in NC State’s last 5 Wednesday games. 

Pick

Virginia Tech comes into this game on a three game winning streak, but they barely beat Notre Dame on Tuesday. NC State has lost two games in a row, but they did finish 6th in the ACC standings this year. Virginia Tech has been inconsistent this season, but they have shown flashes of being a very good team throughout the year. I think Virginia Tech is going to play a lot better in this game than they did against Notre Dame and I like them here. 

David’s Pick Virginia Tech ATS

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