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NC State vs. Colorado State Predictions, Odds, Preview

Mar. 25, 2021
David Schwab
NCAA BK Expert

NC State vs. Colorado State Predictions

The opening spread for this Thursday night’s NIT quarterfinal tilt has been set as a PICK with the betting line for the total set at 147 points. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (ET) at Comerica Center.

Colorado State opened play in the NIT by squeezing past Buffalo by two points to force a PUSH in that tight matchup. The Rams have done an excellent job at winning the games they were supposed to down the stretch.

NC State also posted a few big wins closing out play in the ACC before beating Davidson as a slight underdog in its NIT opener. That momentum carries the Wolfpack to the straight-up win on Thursday.

These teams matchup extremely close across the board. I have the total going OVER as they both exceed their scoring average.

  • Score Prediction: NC State 77 Colorado State 75
  • Best Bets - Side: NC State
  • Best Bets - Total: OVER 147

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NC State vs. Colorado State Betting Odds

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  • Spread: Pick em
  • Total: 147
  • Money-Line: NC State -110 Colorado State -100

Handicapping NC State vs. Colorado State

As one of the stronger teams in the Mountain West this season, the Rams faced some stiff competition with the likes of Utah State and San Diego State on the schedule. Their issue was playing away from home with a 4-7 SU record in 11 road games this season.

As a No. 1 seed in this tournament, it is surprising that Colorado State is not giving a few points on the betting line. NC State was farther down the final standings in the ACC at 9-8 SU in conference play.

The plus entering the NIT was a SU five-game winning streak before falling to Syracuse in the ACC Tournament. This is the type of team that can find a way to win even when it is not the best team on the court.

  • Matchup: 1 vs. 3
  • Venue: Comerica Center
  • Location: Frisco, Texas
  • Date: Mar. 25, 2021
  • Time-TV: 7:00 p.m. (ET) - ESPN

Betting Stats & Analysis - NC State Wolfpack

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

The Wolfpack are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games. They slip to 2-5 SU in their last seven games played on a Thursday. They were 1-2-1 ATS in four previous neutral-site games.

The total has gone OVER the closing total line in five of NC State’s last seven contests. It has gone OVER in 11 of its last 14 games played away from home.

Seed: 3
Conference: ACC

  • SU: 14-10
  • ATS: 11-11-2
  • O/U: 14-10
  • Current Form (Last 5): 4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS, 3-2 O/U
  • Notable Wins: Virginia, UNC, Pittsburgh (x2)
  • PS/G: 73.3 (121st)
  • PA/G: 69.9 (168th)
  • Off Rtg: 107 (79th)
  • Def Rtg: 102 (222nd)

North Carolina State has quietly won six of its last seven games as it meets Colorado State on Thursday. (AP)

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Betting Stats & Analysis - Colorado State Rams

Colorado State went 7-2 SU over its last nine games but it falls to 3-9-1 against the spread in its last 13 games in March. It was 2-1 SU and ATS in three neutral-site games this season.

The total has stayed UNDER in seven of the Rams’ last nine games. It has also stayed UNDER in six of their last seven games played on a Thursday. The total stayed UNDER in two of the three games at a neutral site.

Seed: 1
Conference: Mountain West

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