Against the Spread Pick
Getting the Miami Hurricanes plus 3.5 points at home is a great opportunity here. Miami may be 1-5 in its last six overall, but this team beat Virginia Tech in its most recent home game and prior to that it beat Pittsburgh at home and then pushed visiting Florida State to overtime. Rodney Miller Jr. has scored in double-figures in four consecutive contests, far exceeding his season average of 7.6 points per game. Perhaps most important for Miami’s chances is that the N.C. State Wolfpack have fallen upon hard times. Since winning at Virginia, the ‘Pack have dropped three in a row–including at Georgia Tech and at home against North Carolina. N.C. State is 1-4 ATS in its last five overall and 2-5 ATS in its last seven following a double-digit home loss. The Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS in their last five at home and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine at home against opponents with losing road records. Back MIAMI with plenty of confidence.
Over Under Pick
N.C. State has scored no more than 60 points in four of its past five outings. Nobody is averaging more than 13.2 ppg (C.J. Bryce). The under is 11-1 in the Wolfpack’s last 12 overall, 4-1 in their last five on the road, and 13-3 in their last 16 following a loss. It is also 5-2 in the Hurricanes’ last seven against opponents with winning percentages over .600. Lean toward the UNDER.