NC State vs Virginia Tech Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 6 seed NC State Wolf Pack (22-9, 12-8 ACC) are squaring off against the No. 11 seed Virginia Tech Hokies (19-13, 8-12 ACC) in the ACC Tournament on Wednesday at Greensboro Coliseum. The matchup is scheduled for 9:30 PM.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Wolf Pack and the Hokies features the Wolf Pack as modest 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is 146 points for the game.

NC State vs. Virginia Tech Odds

Point Spread for NC State vs. Virginia Tech

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing NC State as the favorite.

NC State vs. Virginia Tech Moneyline

As for the moneyline, NC State has -143 odds to pick up the win, while Virginia Tech is listed at +121 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 146 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Arena: Greensboro Coliseum

NC State vs. Virginia Tech Betting Trends

NC State has played 31 games, with 15 wins against the spread. The Wolf Pack have been favorites in 20 games this season and have come away with the win 18 times (90%) in those contests. NC State’s games this year have hit the over 50% of the time (16 out of 32 games with a set point total).

Virginia Tech has 15 wins against the spread in 32 games this season. The Hokies have not yet won a game they played as the moneyline underdog this season, going 4-7. Virginia Tech’s games this year have gone over the total in 18 of 32 opportunities (56.2%).

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NC State vs. Virginia Tech Key Players to Watch

NC State

Jarkel Joiner is tops on his team in points per contest (17.3), and also posts 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists. At the other end, he puts up 1.4 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. D.J. Burns posts a team-best 5.1 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 13.1 points and 1.6 assists, shooting 56.8% from the floor. Casey Morsell is averaging 12.2 points, 1 assists and 4.5 rebounds per contest.

Virginia Tech

Justyn Mutts leads the Hokies in rebounding (7.5 per game) and assists (4.7), and produces 13.1 points. He also puts up 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. Grant Basile is putting up team highs in points (16.6 per game) and assists (1.8). And he is delivering 5.4 rebounds, making 52.2% of his shots from the floor and 39.8% from 3-point range, with 2 triples per contest. Sean Pedulla gets the Hokies 15.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest. He also averages 1.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Hunter Cattoor gets the Hokies 10.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. He also puts up 1 steal and 0.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the NC State Wolf Pack

NC State and its ACC opponents have combined to hit the over eight out of 20 times this season. This season, the Wolf Pack are averaging 78.4 points per game (37th-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 70.3 points per contest (186th-ranked). NC State is pulling down 34.4 boards per game (44th-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 31.8 rebounds per contest (227th-ranked).

So far this season, NC State is sinking 8.5 treys per game (62nd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 34.9% (143rd-ranked) from three-point land. The Wolf Pack are allowing 5.9 treys per game (28th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 31.5% (55th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Wolf Pack have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, NC State has hit the over five times. NC State’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, racking up 76.4 points a contest compared to the 78.4 it has averaged this year. NC State has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor recently, giving up 71.7 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 70.3 it has surrendered this year.

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What you need to know about the Virginia Tech Hokies

Virginia Tech has put together a 9-12-0 ATS record so far this season in conference play. In 2022-23, the Hokies are 123rd in the country offensively (74.1 points scored per game) and 143rd defensively (68.9 points allowed). In 2022-23, Virginia Tech is 228th in the nation in rebounds (31.1 per game) and 186th in rebounds allowed (31.1).

In 2022-23, Virginia Tech is 75th in college basketball in 3-point makes (8.3 per game) and 76th in 3-point percentage (36.1%). The Hokies are 153rd in the country in 3-pointers conceded (7 per game) and 172nd in 3-point percentage defensively (33.6%).

The Hokies have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Virginia Tech has hit the over six times. Virginia Tech is compiling 74.7 points per contest in its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 74.1. The Hokies have performed worse defensively over their last 10 games, surrendering 72.1 points per contest, 3.2 more points their than season average of 68.9.

NC State vs. Virginia Tech Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is NC State, and we project that Virginia Tech will cover the spread (NC State -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 146 points.

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How to bet NC State vs. Virginia Tech

You can bet on NC State vs. Virginia Tech at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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