Cover Photo: Getty Images
The NC State Wolfpack are coming off a thrilling, if slightly controversial, win against the Clemson Tigers, and now must take on the No. 1-seed, Virginia Cavaliers, in the second round of the ACC Tournament. The Cavaliers are currently 11-point favorites, and have moneyline odds of (-670), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Even though Virginia is the heavy favorite, you might want to check out what some of the top experts in the industry are saying about this matchup before placing any wagers.
NC State vs. Virginia Predictions
Tony Tellez is rolling with the Cavaliers as the favorite, predicting a 75-61 finish in Virginia's favor. Tony believes Virginia's excellent 3-point shooting and elite defense should keep NC State at bay.
Sports Chat Place
On the other hand, the staff at Sports Chat Place is taking the Wolfpack as double-digit underdogs. Sports Chat Place believes the last matchup between these two, in which Virginia won, 66-65, shows NC State can keep this game within 11 points.
#ACCTourney starts today for @UVAMensHoops!— Virginia Cavaliers (@VirginiaSports) March 14, 2019
⌚️ 12:30 p.m.
FREE stream: https://t.co/pQlc0xwDyC
https://t.co/LbwUwc9wax #GoHoos #Wahoowa pic.twitter.com/WcEfE10DvI
The staff at TheSpread.com is picking the Cavaliers to cover the spread as well. They believe NC State expended too much energy defeating Clemson yesterday, and could struggle to compete with Virginia on a back-to-back.
All in all, two of the three experts we highlighted here are picking Virginia to cover the spread, while Sports Chat Place is going with NC State as the underdogs. If the last matchup between these two is any indication, this should be an exciting game.
Join FanDuel Sportsbook Today. New users get a risk-free bet up to $500. Join Now.
Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.