Syracuse vs NC State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/20/24

NC State (16-9) vs Syracuse (16-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: NC State -5.5 -- Over/Under: 151 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Syracuse Orange and NC State Wolfpack face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at PNC Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Syracuse vs NC State prediction.

Can Syracuse Bounce Back Here?

Syracuse in the last game faced off against Georgia Tech and the offense only scored 60 points on the way to the five point defeat. JJ Starling did have a good game putting up 18 points, but the rest of the team didn’t do enough. Syracuse on the season is averaging 75.4 points while their defense is giving up 74.3 points per game. The defense is ranked 252nd and the defense hasn’t been good enough. Judah Mintz has been the top player for Syracuse averaging 18.3 points while shooting 43.3 percent from the field. 

NC State Coming off Key Win

NC State in the last game went on the road against Clemson and they were able to secure the 78-77 victory. DJ Horne had a strong game putting up 27 points, four rebounds, and two assists. NC State on the season is averaging 75.5 points while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 132nd in the league while the defense is ranked 147th. In this game if the defense is good, NC State should be in good shape to secure the victory. Horne has been the top player for NC State, averaging 17.2 points while shooting 44 percent from the field and 43.4 percent from behind the three point line. NC State will take on Boston College after this one.

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NC State Wolfpack Team Facts

  • NC State has won 13 of its last 14 night games at PNC Arena against non-AP-ranked opponents.
  • Four of the last five night games between Syracuse and NC State have produced a total of 149 or fewer points.
  • The road team has won the first half in each of NC State's last four games.

Syracuse Orange Team Facts

  • Syracuse has won each of its last six games against NC State.
  • Four of Syracuse's last five night games against the Atlantic Coast Conference have produced a total of 155+ points.
  • Syracuse has lost the first half in nine of its last 10 road games against the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Matchup/League Facts

  • NC State ranks 7th among Division 1 teams for turnover percentage this season (11.8%).
  • NC State ranks 12th among Division 1 teams for turnovers per game this season (9.4).
  • Syracuse ranks T14th among Division 1 teams for steals per game this season (9.5).
  • Syracuse ranks 28th among Division 1 teams for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.1).

Syracuse vs NC State Betting Prediction 

Syracuse and NC State are both going to find success scoring here. Syracuse’s offense wasn’t as good in the last game, but overall they are still averaging 75.4 points per game. NC State is averaging 75.5 points and they are also going to run up the score here. Both of these offenses are going to have no issue running up the score and that will be the difference here as this game is going to go over the total. Back the over. 

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

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