NC State vs. Virginia Tech ACC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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NC State vs. Virginia Tech ACC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 6 seed NC State Wolf Pack (22-9, 12-8 ACC) are 2.5-point favorites in the ACC Tournament when they square off against the No. 11 seed Virginia Tech Hokies (19-13, 8-12 ACC) on Wednesday at Greensboro Coliseum, starting at 9:30 PM on ESPN2. Both teams hope to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under of 146 points.

NC State vs. Virginia Tech Odds

  • NC State odds to win: -143
  • Virginia Tech odds to win: +121
  • Spread: NC State (-2.5)
  • Total: 146

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Where: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Venue: Greensboro Coliseum

Who Will Win NC State vs. Virginia Tech?

NC State and Virginia Tech Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season it was favored by 2.5 points or more, NC State has an 8-9-2 record against the spread.

Virginia Tech has not yet covered the spread as an underdog of 2.5 points or more this year (0-3).

These two teams average a combined 152.5 points per game, 6.5 more points than the total of 146 set for this matchup.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 6.8 fewer points per game (139.2) than this matchup’s over/under of 146 points.

NC State’s average point total in outings this season is 148.6, 2.6 points higher than the total in this game.

The average point total for the Hokies this season is three points fewer than this game’s over/under.

The Wolf Pack’s ATS record is 15-14-2 this season.

The Hokies have a 15-17-0 record against the spread this year.

NC State Stats & Insights

NC State is outscoring opponents by 8.1 points per game with a +250 scoring differential overall. It puts up 78.4 points per game (37th in college basketball) and gives up 70.3 per contest (186th in college basketball).

The 34.4 rebounds per game NC State averages rank 44th in the country, and are 2.6 more than the 31.8 its opponents pull down per outing.

The Wolf Pack make 8.5 three-pointers per game (63rd in college basketball), 2.6 more than their opponents (5.9).

NC State averages 99.5 points per 100 possessions on offense (45th in college basketball), and gives up 89.3 points per 100 possessions (117th in college basketball).

The Wolf Pack are putting up 83.3 points per game this year in home games, which is 11.6 more points than they’re averaging away from home (71.7).

Virginia Tech Stats & Insights

Virginia Tech outscores opponents by 5.2 points per game (posting 74.1 points per game, 123rd in college basketball, and giving up 68.9 per contest, 142nd in college basketball) and has a +167 scoring differential.

The 31.1 rebounds per game Virginia Tech accumulates rank 228th in the nation. Their opponents pull down 31.1.

Virginia Tech connects on 8.3 three-pointers per game (74th in college basketball), 1.3 more than its opponents.

Virginia Tech ranks 47th in college basketball with 99.4 points scored per 100 possessions, and 205th defensively with 92.4 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home the Hokies are scoring 77.2 points per game, six more than they are averaging on the road (71.2).

NC State Key Players to Watch

Jarkel Joiner leads the Wolf Pack in scoring, tallying 17.3 points per game to go with 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists.

NC State’s leading rebounder is D.J. Burns averaging 5.1 boards per game and its best passer is Terquavion Smith and his 4.4 assists per game.

The Wolf Pack get the most three-point shooting production out of Smith, who knocks down 2.7 threes per game.

The NC State steals leader is Smith, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Ernest Ross, who compiles 0.9 rejections per contest.

Virginia Tech Key Players to Watch

Justyn Mutts has racked up 7.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Hokies leaderboards in those stat categories.

Grant Basile counts for 16.6 points per game, making him the top scorer on Virginia Tech’s team.

Hunter Cattoor is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Hokies, hitting 2.6 threes per game.

Virginia Tech’s leader in steals is Mutts with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Basile with 1.2 per game.

NC State vs. Virginia Tech Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Virginia Tech (+2.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Under (146)

  • Prediction:
    NC State 74, Virginia Tech 72
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