North Carolina Tar Heels vs NC State Wolfpack

North Carolina Tar Heels vs NC State Wolfpack 2/26/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

North Carolina Tar Heels vs NC State Wolfpack 2/26/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The North Carolina Tar Heels will go against the NC State Wolfpack in an Atlantic Coast Conference clash in PNC Arena, NC, on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 2:00 PM ET. After beating the Louisville Cardinals 70-63 on Monday, the North Carolina Tar Heels won their second consecutive game and climbed to 20-8 on the season.

 

North Carolina’s defense was exceptional down the stretch against Louisville, and the Tar Heels were able to break away for the win following a 10-3 surge in the last 6:26 of regulation.

 

North Carolina shot 49.1% from the field and 28.0 percent from beyond the arc, compared to 45.0 percent from the field and 25.0 percent from beyond the arc for Louisville.

 

Caleb Love led the way for the Tar Heels with 16 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 block. North Carolina is generating 77.5 points per game on 45.7 percent shooting from the field this season. The Tar Heels are hitting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc, posting 8.4 three-pointers a game.

 

North Carolina’s opponents are averaging 72.1 points per game on 43.4 percent shooting from the field. The Tar Heels have a 7.1 rebounding margin and a -1.9 turnover margin.

 

  • The University of North Carolina Tar Heels is 8-2 SU in their last 10 matches.
  • North Carolina is 7-1 SU in their last 8 matches against North Carolina State.
  • The total went OVER in 6 of North Carolina’s last 8 matches in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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North Carolina Tar Heels vs NC State Wolfpack Predictions 2/26/2022

 

Following a 69-61 loss against the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, the NC State Wolfpack fell to 11-17 on the season. NC State was behind 33-31 at halftime and was unable to rally as the Eagles had a 55-44 lead with 7:24 remaining in regulation.

 

NC State shot 42.6 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from beyond the arc, compared to 52.8 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc for Boston College.

 

Terquavion Smith led the Wolfpack with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one block, and one steal. NC State is generating 73.1 points per game this season while shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc. The Wolfpack are hitting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc, posting 8.2 three-pointers a game.

 

NC State’s opponents are averaging 74.1 points per game on 46.5 percent shooting from the field. The Wolfpack has a -1.5 rebounding margin and a 2.5 turnover margin.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State’s previous 5 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of North Carolina State’s last 6 matches against North Carolina.
  • The University of North Carolina State is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 matches in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs NC State Wolfpack. The NCAAB pick for this game is the North Carolina Tar Heels. NC State dropped seven of their previous eight games and struggled on defense this season, ranking 297th in scoring offense, 322nd in defensive field goal percentage, and 264th in rebound margin.

 

North Carolina may also suffer on defense, ranking 252nd in scoring defense. On the other hand, the Tar Heels are terrific offensively, placing t-39th in scoring offense and 15th in rebound margin.

 

North Carolina beat NC State by a score of 100-80 earlier this season, and I’m taking the Tar Heels to cover this huge road spread because I anticipate another high-scoring, Tar Heel blowout. The North Carolina Tar Heels will win to a predicted score of 80-73.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 2:00 PM (EST)

 

Location: PNC Arena, NC

 

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022

 

TV: ESPN

 

NCAAB Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels -5

 

NCAAB Totals: 154

 

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