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Miami (FL) vs North Carolina State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Hurricanes vs Wolfpack Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Miami (FL) Hurricanes at North Carolina State Wolfpack
  • Where: Raleigh at PNC Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Miami (FL) +3, MIA +129 | NCST -158 O/U 152.0

Hurricanes Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs North Carolina State, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 14-2. On the road, the Hurricanes will be playing their 4th game of the season, having gone 3-1. So far, the Hurricanes have been the underdog 2 times, going 1-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.

Miami (FL)’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wong, who is averaging 16.69 points per contest. So far, Wong has accounted for 21.39% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.5 rebounds per game and 4.19 assists. Jordan Miller is the second leading scorer for the Hurricanes, averaging 15.0 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 40.6% of the team’s scoring.

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On offense, Miami (FL) is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 16 games, they have only hit 35.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 36.2% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Wolfpack Preview:

Through 17 games, the North Carolina State Wolfpack have an overall record of 13-4. So far this season, North Carolina State has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Wolfpack as the -3 point favorites. The Wolfpack have been favored 11 times, going 10-1 straight up.

North Carolina State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Terquavion Smith who is averaging 18.65 points per game for the Wolfpack. Smith is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wolfpack’s offensive game plan is the play of Jarkel Joiner who has hit 45.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 16.29 points per game.

On offense, North Carolina State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 17 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 39.25% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: North Carolina State Wolfpack -3

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the North Carolina State Wolfpack to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3 point betting favorites. Although North Carolina State as a team is just 376th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Hurricanes’ defense. At -3 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Wolfpack to come out on top and cover.

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