Blue Devils Play Host to The Wolfpack Tonight! Make Sure To Check Out Our Sports Betting Preview Before Placing Your Wagers.
March is the time when elite teams cement their legacy by winning close games in pressure-packed situations. Second-ranked Duke begins its quest for spring greatness in Thursday’s ACC tournament quarterfinals against North Carolina State, aiming for its 12th victory in a row. Freshman Jahlil Okafor comes into his first postseason contest after posting 11 20-point efforts and 11 double-doubles, and the Blue Devils have won seven games during their streak by 10 points or fewer.
The Wolfpack are one of three teams (Miami and Notre Dame) to knock off the Blue Devils this season, ending Duke’s season-opening 14-game winning streak with an 87-75 home victory Jan. 11. Anthony Barber started N.C. State’s postseason with a bang in Wednesday’s 81-70 victory over Pittsburgh, scoring 21 of his career-best 34 points in the first half. N.C. State shot 63.6 percent from the field in the second half against Pittsburgh, and hit 55 percent of its shots in the upset of Duke.
Sports Betting Preview
The fans at Greensboro Coliseum will be treated to a game between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Duke Blue Devils when they take their seats on Thursday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Devils listed as 8½-point favorites versus the Wolfpack, while the game’s total is sitting at 147.
Duke was a 84-77 winner in its last match on the road against North Carolina. They covered the +1.5-point spread as underdogs.
North Carolina State was a 81-70 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pittsburgh. They covered the -3-point spread as favorites.
Sports Betting Trends
North Carolina State:
Team record: 20-12 SU,17-12-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Team record: 28-3 SU,17-13-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 11 straight games.
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