Boston College vs NC State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

NC State (16-10) vs Boston College (15-11)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: NC State -5 -- Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Boston College Defense Needs to Be Better

Boston College faced off against Florida State in the last game and the defense was a major issue. Boston College gave up 84 points and they ended up losing by eight points. Jaeden Zackery had a strong game putting up 19 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Boston College is averaging 76.2 points while their defense is giving up 73.2 points per game. The offfense is ranked 108th, but the defense is going to need to be better. Quinten Post is averaging 16.3 points while shooting 51.4 percent from the field and 44.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

Can NC State’s Defense Be Better?

NC State faced off against Syracuse in the last game and the defense wasn’t good enough. NC State gave up 55 points in the first half and even though they played better in the second half, they couldn’t pull it out. NC State on the season is averaging 75.8 points while their defense is giving up 71.5 points per game. The defense si ranked 172nd in the league and they are going to need the defense to be better here. DJ Horne is averaging 17.7 points while shooting 44.4 percent from the field. 

Boston College vs NC State Betting Prediction

There is going to be very little defense played here. Boston College is averaging 76.2 points while NC State is averaging 75.8 points per game. NC State’s defense was awful in the last game and they are going be much of the same here. This game is going to be a shootout, and that will be the difference here as this game is going go over the total. This is a really strong play for Saturday’s card. 

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

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