North Carolina State

Pittsburgh

PICKS


Pittsburgh +4.5 Point Spread
-110



Over 136.5 Game Totals
-110

Against The Spread Pick

It is true that the Pittsburgh Panthers did not have any momentum heading into the ACC Tournament. In fact, they had lost seven games in a row prior to their arrival in Greensboro, N.C. But that did not matter when the Panthers hammered Wake Forest 81-72 during first-round action on Tuesday. And in one of their recent losses they at least managed to be extremely competitive with the N.C. State Wolfpack, falling 77-73 on the road. Justin Champagnie poured in 31 points at Wake Forest’s expense and he has now contributed double-figures in four straight outings. The Wolfpack are just 5-7 since beginning the season 14-5. The Panthers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 at neutral sites. N.C. State is 1-4 ATS in its last five overall, 2-8 ATS in its last 10 following a win, and 1-6 ATS in its last seven following an ATS win. PITTSBURGH will probably get enough points to cover.

Over Under Pick

The previous meeting between these two teams was a relatively high-scoring affair and more of the same could be in store. Champagnie is red hot for Pittsburgh and the winning team in three of N.C. State’s past four outings has scored at least 84 points. The over is 4-1-1 in the Panthers’ last six overall, 5-0 in their last five at neutral sites, and 5-0 in their last five against opponents with winning percentages over .600. Check back later for the odds but the OVER is likely the play.