The NC State Wolfpack and Virginia Cavaliers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the John Paul Jones Arena.
The NC State Wolfpack look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 73.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Devon Daniels is averaging 16.2 points and 4.7 rebounds while DJ Funderburk is averaging 12.4 points and 4.8 rebounds. Jericole Hellems is the third double-digit scorer and Manny Bates is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game.
The Virginia Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 69.2 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 60.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Sam Hauser is averaging 15.1 points and 7.1 rebounds while Jay Huff is averaging 13.4 points and 1.1 assists. Trey Murphy III is the third double-digit scorer and Kihei Clark is dishing 4.6 assists. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.
The Wolfpack are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The over is 27-10 in Wolfpack last 37 road games. The over is 6-1 in Cavaliers last 7 home games. The home team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The NC State Wolfpack are a competitive bunch that plays hard and enters this contest shooting the ball at a high level, but of course things are a bit different against Virginia. The Virginia Cavaliers win at home by an average of 14.8 points while allowing just 39.7 percent shooting from the field. Virginia wins at home by an average of 12.4 points in the favorite role. I’ll lay the chalk with the Cavs at home.