15* CBB Friday No-Doubt Rout on NC State -2.5
North Carolina State vs. San Diego State,
03/16/2012 12:40 EDT,
Score: 79 - 65
Point Spread: -2½/-110 North Carolina State
The NC State Wolfpack are a dangerous team entering the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Despite being a No. 11 seed, I wouldn't be surprised to see this team in the Sweet 16. They have saved their best basketball for last, and I have them knocking off San Diego State Friday.
This spread tells it all. NC State is the 11-seed while SDSU is the 6-seed, yet the Wolfpack are actually favored. They are favored here for a good reason as they are simply the better team. SDSU had a good season, but they didn't play near the competition that NC State did.
NC State was playing in elimination games ever since a 77-73 win over Miami on February 29th. This team needed to keep winning to make the NCAA Tournament, and that's exactly what they did. The Wolfpack would win four straight over Miami, VA Tech, Boston College and Virginia before a 67-69 loss to North Carolina in the ACC semifinals. That defeat showed they could play with anyone.
The Wolfpack are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. NC State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. NC State is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Wolfpack are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games as a favorite. NC State is 6-0 ATS in road games after having won 2 of their last 3 games this season. These five trends make for a 23-0 system backing the Wolfpack. Roll with NC State Friday.