Joe D's NCAAB Duke/NC St ACC Game of the Month
Duke vs. North Carolina State,
01/12/2013 12:00 EDT,
Score: 76 - 84
Point Spread: +2½/-105 North Carolina State
Today's winner is NC State over Duke. This is my ACC Game of the Month.
Duke has gone over a month since being tested. The Blue Devils program hasn't played a true road game against a quality opponent yet this season. To make matters worse, Forward, Ryan Kelly is out. The 6'11versatile big man's absence puts Duke in trouble in the paint and on the glass vs. the talented NC State front line. Without Kelly, Mason Plumlee is all alone and will be more than overwhelmed here, the team's leading-scorer will be plain old "manhandled" by the slew of Wolf Pack Big Men. NC State has won 9 straight and lead the nation, shooting 53% from the floor. Leslie and Howard will own the boards, while six players are averaging DDs for the Wolf Pack. The Blue Devils are 1-6 ATS their L7 games played vs. the ACC while the Wolf Pack are 6-1-1 ATS their L8 games played against the ACC. Take NC State. Thank you.