NC State vs North Carolina Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

North Carolina (22-6) vs NC State (17-11)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Dean E. Smith Center)

Betting Odds: North Carolina -12.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The NC State Wolfpack and North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Dean Smith Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free NC State vs North Carolina prediction.

NC State Looks to Bounce Back

NC State in the last game faced off against Florida State and the offense scored 83 points, while the defense gave up 90 points. NC State scored 50 points in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated. NC State is averaging 76.2 points while their defense is giving up 72.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 108th while the defense is ranked 187th. DJ Horne is averaging 17.5 points while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

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North Carolina Continues to Win 

North Carolina has played well heading into this game, and this is team that has dreams of winning a National Championship. North Carolina faced off against Miami in the last game and they scored 75 points on the way to the four-point victory. North Carolina is averaging 81.5 points while their defense is giving up 70.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 27th and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. RJ Davis is averaging 21.7 points while shooting 43.1 percent from the field. 

NC State vs North Carolina Betting Prediction

North Carolina should win this game, but it’s a rivalry game, and NC State is going to keep this game close. NC State is averaging 76.2 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. North Carolina’s defense is giving up 70.4 points per game and they aren’t going to have a good defensive game. NC State will get the job done here. Back NC State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick NC State +12.5

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