Duke vs NC State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/4/24

NC State (17-12) vs Duke (23-6)

Game Info: Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: NC State +5.5 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Duke Coming off Another Dominating Win

Duke is coming off another dominating win in their last game. Duke faced off against the Virginia Cavaliers and the defense gave up 48 points and that led to the blowout victory. Kyle Filipowski had an elite game putting up 21 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Duke is averaging 80.3 points while their defense is giving up 66.8 points per game. The Duke offense is averaging 80.3 points while their defense is giving up 66.8 points per game. Filipowski has been the top player averaging 16.8 points while shooting 50.4 percent the field and 35.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Bad Second Half Dooms NC State

NC State was up 45-37 at halftime against the North Carolina Tar Heels but in the second half the offense managed only 25 points and they ended up losing 79-70. NC State is averaging 76 points while their defense is giving up 72.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 113th in the league while the defense is ranked 193rd. DJ Horne has been the top player averaging 17.9 points while shooting 43.7 percent from the field. 

Duke vs NC State Betting Prediction 

Duke looked dominant in the last game and even on the road, they are going to do it again. NC State really have to feel awful about the ay they played in the second half in the last game and they aren’t going to get that out of their mind here. Duke’s defense is going to step up here, and they are going to cover the spread.

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

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