Charleston Southern vs NC State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23
NC State Wolfpack (2-0) vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers (2-1)
Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
Betting Odds: NC State Wolfpack -22 -- Over/Under: 144 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Charleston Southern Buccaneers and NC State Wolfpack meet Friday in college basketball action at the PNC Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Charleston Southern Buccaneers Betting Preview
The Charleston Southern Buccaneers look for a statement win to build on their 2-1 record. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers have lost 4 straight road games. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are averaging 88.7 points on 54.1 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 37.8 percent shooting. RJ Johnson is averaging 19.3 points and 4 assists, while DJ Patrick is averaging 17 points and 6 rebounds. Taje' Kelly is the third double-digit scorer and Kalib Clinton is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers are allowing 26.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.
NC State Wolfpack Betting Preview
The NC State Wolfpack look to remain undefeated on the season. The NC State Wolfpack look for their fourth straight 3-0 start. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 78 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 61.5 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Jayden Taylor is averaging 15.5 points and 2.5 rebounds, while DJ Burns Jr. is averaging 14 points and 5.5 rebounds. Casey Morsell is the third double-digit scorer and DJ Horne is grabbing 4 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 26.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.
The Charleston Southern Buccaneers haven't played anybody through 3 games, and their one game against a division 1 team was a double-digit loss to North Florida. Not great, folks. The NC State Wolfpack are by far the more talented team and their defense is off to a fine start. It's hard to get behind Charleston Southern given what it's shown through 3 games against poor competition. Give me NC State in a comfortable home win as it gets off to a fourth straight 3-0 start.