Bet Jamaica NCAA Basketball Preview — North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

by Dirty on June 1, 2013

The fans at Dean Smith Center will be treated to a game between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the North Carolina Tar Heels when they take their seats on Wednesday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tar Heels listed as 20-point favorites versus the Wolfpack, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

NC State had six players reach double-figures as they ripped apart Georgia Tech 86-65 on Saturday, as 3.5-point underdogs. The 149 points made it OVER the posted total of 140.

Tracy Smith led NC State with 18 points, while Courtney Fells and Javier Gonzalez added 14 points apiece in that win.

North Carolina defeated Miami (FL) 69-65 as an 8-point favorite on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (163.5).

Ty Lawson scored 21 points for the Tar Heels and Wayne Ellington added 15 points and eight rebounds in the win.

Current streak:
North Carolina State has won 2 straight games.
North Carolina has won 9 straight games.

Team records:
North Carolina State: 14-9 SU, 11-6-1 ATS
North Carolina: 23-2 SU, 11-13 ATS

North Carolina State most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Virginia are 5-5
After playing Georgia Tech are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

North Carolina most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Maryland are 9-1
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of North Carolina State’s last 10 games when playing North Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
North Carolina State is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
North Carolina State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina State
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State

Next up:
North Carolina State home to Virginia, Saturday, February 21
North Carolina at Maryland, Saturday, February 21

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