Louisville vs NC State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/12/24

NC State (17-14) vs Louisville (8-23)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: NC State -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Louisville Cardinals and NC State Wolfpack meet Tuesday in the college basketball ACC Tournament First Round at the Capital One Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Louisville Cardinals vs NC State Wolfpack prediction.

Louisville Cardinals Betting Preview

The Louisville Cardinals are coming off losses to Syracuse, Virginia Tech and Boston College. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 71.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is averaging 12.8 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Mike James is averaging 12.8 points and 5.1 rebounds. Skyy Clark is the third double-digit scorer and Tre White is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.

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NC State Wolfpack Betting Preview

The NC State Wolfpack are coming off losses to North Carolina, Duke, and Pittsburgh. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 75.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. DJ Horne is averaging 16.8 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Jayden Taylor is averaging 12.4 points and 3.7 rebounds. DJ Burns Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Casey Morsell is grabbing 3 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game.

Louisville Cardinals vs NC State Wolfpack prediction

The NC State Wolfpack are the more talented team and are better than their record and recent stretch indicates. I wouldn't be shocked if NC State wins this game and then gives Syracuse a run tomorrow. NC State has talent and players who can take over offensively. With that said, NC State hasn't played much defense during this losing stretch and is 13-17-1 ATS on the season. The Louisville Cardinals are obviously dog water, and their 13-18 ATS record doesn't help things. Still, it's an afternoon start in DC and both Louisville and NC State have underachieved. Will either side be motivated? Give me the points with Louisville if forced to pick.

Randy’s Pick Louisville +8.5

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