Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Cardinals and Wolfpack. The game is starting at 4:30 ET on ACCN, and it’s hosted by the Wolfpack at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 148.5 points, and North Carolina State is favored by -9.5 at BetUS vs. Louisville in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.

Can the Cardinals Pull Off a Win at Washington?

Coming into today’s game, Louisville has lost seven straight games and has an overall record of 8-23. So far, the Cardinals have gone 3-17 in Atlantic Coast Conference action and 5-6 in non-conference play. On the road, they are just 1-10, and their average scoring margin is -12.9 points per game.

As underdogs, Louisville has gone just 2-20 this season, and they are currently on a seven-game losing streak away from home. In their last game, they fell to Boston College, 67-61. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 1-9.

On the season, Louisville’s ATS record is 12-17-2 and they are 5-6 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Cardinals are 9-12-1 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Louisville has a record of 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Louisville’s games this season (147.8). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points, which is lower than their season average of 150.2 points per game. Currently, their over/under record for the season is 16-15.

Louisville offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 61 points against Boston College. In that game, they made 4/17 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 33.3%. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Mike James brings a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.

Facing North Carolina State, Louisville aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 78.6 points allowed per game (313rd). Louisville’s three-point defense is currently 235th in the country at 8.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 47.3% of their shots vs. Louisville.

  • JJ Traynor (Out) Shoulder
  • Hercy Miller (Out) Hip
  • Dennis Evans (Out) Shoulder

Will the Wolfpack Make it Happen at Home?

North Carolina State will look to snap their four-game losing streak when they host Louisville. The Wolfpack are 17-14 overall, including a 12-5 mark at home. They have gone 15-3 as the favorite this season.

Over their last 10 games at home, North Carolina State has gone 5-5. In their most recent game, they lost to Pittsburgh by a score of 81-73. So far this season, they have gone 9-11 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

North Carolina State’s ATS record this season is 13-17-1. As the favorite, the Wolfpack are 8-10 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 8-9 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 4-6 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for North Carolina State games is 18-12-1, and today’s line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

The North Carolina State offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Pittsburgh. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.4% and connected on 9 threes. The top scorer for the Wolfpack was Jayden Taylor with 28 points, while D.J. Burns also chipped in with 9 points.

Coming into today’s game, the North Carolina State defense is giving up an average of 72.8 points per contest. The North Carolina State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 81 points and allowed Pittsburgh to connect on 8 threes.

Coming into today’s game, the North Carolina State defense is giving up an average of 72.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Louisville. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.2%.

  • DJ Horne (Questionable) Hip
  • LJ Thomas (Out) Undisclosed
  • MJ Rice (Out) Redshirt
  • Dennis Parker Jr. (Out) Illness

Cardinals vs. Wolfpack Pick

For a point-spread wager in this Wolfpack vs. Wolfpack game, we suggest taking the Wolfpack at -9.5. Even though our predictions have the Wolfpack winning 75-70, we see the Cardinals as the better choice on the point-spread.

Pick: Take the Cardinals at +9.5

The Total

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 148.5 and our model has the Cardinals and Wolfpack finishing with a combined 145 points. Our pick is to take the under.

Pick: Go Under 148.5 points (-111)