NC State Wolf Pack vs. Pittsburgh Panthers: 2/28/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

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The Pittsburgh Panthers (9-9) are 7-point underdogs as they try to break a four-game losing streak when they visit the NC State Wolf Pack (11-9) on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at PNC Arena. The game airs at 4:00 PM ET on ACCN. The point total in the matchup is 138.

Betting Information

NC State vs Pittsburgh Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
NC State -7 -110 -110 138 -113 -109 -335 255

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Computer picks for NC State vs Pittsburgh
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pittsburgh (+7) Over (138) NC State 74 Pittsburgh 69

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Total Facts

  • The Wolf Pack and their opponents have combined for 138 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 14 of 20 games (70%) this season.
  • In 13 of 18 games (72.2%) this year, Pittsburgh and its opponents have combined to score more than 138 points.
  • The Wolf Pack and the Panthers combine to average 7.8 more points per game than the over/under of 138 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 140.1 points per game, 2.1 more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The Wolf Pack average point total in matchups this year is 143.4, 5.4 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • Panthers games this year have averaged an over/under of 142.4 points, 4.4 more than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Wolf Pack put up just 3.3 more points per game (73.6) than the Panthers give up (70.3).
  • NC State has a 9-3 record overall and an 8-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 70.3 points.
  • When Pittsburgh allows more than 73.6 points, it is 1-7 against the spread and 2-6 overall.
  • The Panthers put up an average of 72.2 points per game, just 2.4 more points than the 69.8 the Wolf Pack give up.
  • When it scores more than 69.8 points, Pittsburgh is 6-0 against the spread and 7-4 overall.
  • NC State is 3-5-1 against the spread and 3-6 overall when it allows more than 72.2 points.
  • The Wolf Pack have put up a total of 75 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 3.8 per game), and the Panthers have out-scored opponents by 34 points on the season (1.9 more per game).

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NC State Betting Information

  • NC State has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 9-10-1 record.
  • The Wolf Pack have posted an even record of 3-3 against the spread when the spread is -7 or higher.
  • The Wolf Pack have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 8 times in 20 games this season.

Pittsburgh Betting Information

  • The Panthers record against the spread is 9-9.
  • When they are at least 7-point underdogs, the Panthers have a record ATS of 2-2.
  • In the majority of Pittsburgh’s games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (10 out of 18 games, 55.6%).

Head to Head

NC State vs Pittsburgh (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/17/2021 Pittsburgh -4.5 140.5 -194 +160 Regular Season 74-73 NCSU
3/11/2020 NC State -5 139 -220 +176 Conference Tournament 73-58 NCSU
2/29/2020 NC State -8.5 135 -439 +326 Regular Season 77-73 NCSU
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-76 NCSU
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 86-80 NCSU

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NC State Leaders

  • Devon Daniels leads the Wolf Pack in scoring, tallying 16.5 points per game to go with 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
  • Manny Bates leads the Wolf Pack in rebounding, averaging 5.7 per game, while Cam Hayes leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.3 in each contest.
  • Daniels leads his teammates on the Wolf Pack with 1.6 made threes per outing.
  • The NC State steals leader is Shakeel Moore, who averages 1.6 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Bates, who compiles 2.7 rejections per contest.

Pittsburgh Leaders

  • Justin Champagnie sits atop the Panthers leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 18.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.
  • Xavier Johnson’s assist statline paces Pittsburgh; he racks up 5.7 assists per game.
  • Ithiel Horton contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Panthers. He knocks down 2.1 threes per game.
  • Pittsburgh’s leader in steals is Johnson with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is Champagnie with 1.1 per game.
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