Two ranked teams square off on Tuesday night when #3 Virginia heads to Raleigh, NC to take on the #22 NC State Wolfpack. Both teams will look to bolster their standings in the deep ACC. Can North Carolina State handle one of the top teams in the nation? Or, will Virginia assert itself as a viable 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament?
Virginia vs North Carolina State NCAAB Betting Odds & Analysis
- When: Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 pm ET
- Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
- TV: ESPN 2
- ATS Odds: Virginia -8 (-110)
- Over/Under Total Odds: 138.5 (-110)
Why #3 Virginia Cavaliers are a good bet -8?
The Cavaliers boast the best defense in the nation. Virginia only allows 52.6 points per game from 37.3% shooting from the field and an unreal 24.9% shooting from the three-point line.
If UVA was only a defensive basketball team, they’d be easier to beat, but they’re not. The team with the best defense in college hoops shoots 48% from the field and close to 40% from three. Virginia should easily beat NC State on Tuesday night.
- Points/G: 74.1
- Field Goal %: 48.1
- 3-Point %: 39.7
- Free Throw %: 76.8
- Rebounds/G: 35.9
- Points/G: 52.6
- Field Goal %: 37.3
- 3-Point %: 24.9
- Free Throw %: 62.7
- Rebounds/G: 26.8
Why #22 North Carolina State Wolfpack a good bet +8?
North Carolina State is 12-1 straight up at home this season. The Wolfpack has been unbeatable on their homecourt. Although they don’t have a great covering record in home games, they’re only 7-6 ATS, they’re rarely a dog at home.
NC State should play well enough to keep this game close. UVA might beat the Wolfpack, but NC State backers are working with 8 points. The home team will cover.
- Points/G: 85.4
- Field Goal %: 49.1
- 3-Point %: 38.4
- Free Throw %: 70.6
- Rebounds/G: 39.6
- Points/G: 69.4
- Field Goal %: 43.3
- 3-Point %: 29.1
- Free Throw %: 68.7
- Rebounds/G: 28.6
NCAAB Betting Trends for Virginia vs North Carolina State
- Virginia is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games
- Virginia is 18-1 SU in the last 19 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Virginia’s last 6 games
- North Carolina State is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games
- North Carolina State is 16-4 SU in the last 20 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s last 6 games
Virginia vs North Carolina State Final NCAAB Betting Analysis
Virginia’s lone loss was on the road at Cameron Indoor Stadium to #2 Duke. UVA only lost by a bucket, 70-72. It’s almost impossible to beat Duke on the road and UVA had their shot.
The Cavaliers are just better than NC State in this. The Wolfpack are an okay basketball team. They’ll make the NCAA Tournament and depending on the seeding could even reach the Sweet 16. But, they won’t beat the Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
Still, giving up 8 points on the road is tough. Then again, UVA is 6-0 ATS in their road games this season. They’ll cover the spread on Jan. 29.
NCAAB Betting Pick: Virginia -8