NC State vs Virginia Tech Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 8 ACC Tournament (Wolfpack Get Back on Track)

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Betting preview for Virginia Tech vs NC State ACC Tournament game on March 8, 2023.
Betting preview for Virginia Tech vs NC State ACC Tournament game on March 8, 2023. / Associated Press

NC State vs Virginia Tech Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball ACC Tournament Game
  • NC State (22-9, 12-8 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech (19-13, 8-12 ACC)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Venue: Greensboro Coliseum -- Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The Second Round of the ACC Tournament gets underway on Wednesday. The Virginia Tech Hokies take on the NC State Wolfpack in a night time matchup for the chance to go up against No. 3 seed Clemson in the quarterfinals.

NC State vs Virginia Tech Odds & Spread

NC State vs Virginia Tech Betting Trends

  • NC State's record against the spread is 16-15-0.
  • As 2.5-point favorites or more, the Wolf Pack are 9-10 against the spread.
  • NC State has played 31 games this season, and 16 of them have gone over the total.
  • Virginia Tech's record against the spread is 14-18-0.
  • The Hokies don't have a win ATS (0-3) as a 2.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • There have been 18 Virginia Tech games (out of 32) that went over the total this season.
NC State Rank NC State AVG Virginia Tech AVG Virginia Tech Rank
37th 78.4 Points Scored 74.1 123rd
188th 70.3 Points Allowed 68.9 142nd
44th 34.4 Rebounds 31.1 227th
46th 10.2 Off. Rebounds 7.4 279th
62nd 8.5 3pt Made 8.3 75th
179th 13.0 Assists 15.6 30th
7th 9.1 Turnovers 9.6 16th

NC State vs Virginia Tech Prediction & Pick

These two teams come into this one trending in two different directions. Virginia Tech has won three consecutive games, while NC State is a loser of two straight. Virginia Tech's defense has been a main catalyst in that span, holding teams below an average of 60 points per game for the last three. Well below their 68.9 opponent points per game average for the year.

However, Notre Dame, Louisville, and Florida State (VT's last three opponents) are three of the worst offensive teams in the nation. all ranked outside the top 200 in points per game. I expect this to be a different ball game against the Wolfpack and for both teams to get out and run and put some points on the board, with NC State ultimately getting back on track.

Prediction: NC State 78 | Virginia Tech 70

NC State vs Virginia Tech Best Bet

I believe ther eis value on NC State here in this one at just a 2.5-point favorite. It's easy to see Virginia Tech coming in as winners of three straight and NC State the losers of two straight, but looking at the opponents, NC State has gone up against a much tougher set of late.

NC State went 22-9 this season and earned the No. 6 seed. They have already gone into Blacksburg and beaten Virginia Tech earlier this season. Now, at a neutral site, in their home state, the Wolfpack should have the crowd edge here and roll to a cover.

Bet: NC State -2.5 (-115)

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