The No. 4 Louisville Cardinals will be looking for back-to-back ATS wins for just the third time this season when they meet No. 8 North Carolina State in an East Region Sweet Sixteen matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. But the Cards have found ways to win, going 6-2 SU in their last eight.
Louisville set a school record with their fifth straight Sweet Sixteen berth, and are an impressive 14-2 SU in their last 16 March Madness games, 10-5-1 ATS. However, the Cards were shocked 74-65 by the conference-rival Wolfpack earlier this season, losing in spectacular fashion as 10.5-point home favorites.
NC State’s regular season win over Louisville sparked a turnaround for the squad, who have gone 8-2 SU since, including an appearance in this year’s ACC Tournament final. The Wolfpack are also 8-3 ATS in their last 11, and are 3-1 SU as betting underdogs during that stretch.
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The Louisville Cardinals bring a 26-8 record (13-19-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 22-13 Wolfpack, who are 18-14-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Louisville go 12-17-1 so far and the North Carolina State Wolfpack go 14-14.
According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 111-ranked Louisville Cardinals and the No. 63-rated North Carolina State Wolfpack in this matchup.
How North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Louisville Cardinals Stats Matchup
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Louisville has the nation’s No. 103-rated offensive output, at 68.76 PPG. The visiting North Carolina State Wolfpack defense ranks No. 116 allowing on average 65.49 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Louisville Wolfpack marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.73% per game.
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North Carolina State got 17 points from Trevor Lacey en route to a 71-68 victory over Villanova on Saturday at Consol Energy Center.
Terry Rozier scored 25 points leading the Cardinals to a 66-53 victory over Northern Iowa at KeyArena on Sunday.