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NCAAB Pick LSU Tigers vs. NC State Wolfpack Betting Odds

The 9th seed 22-10 LSU tigers will face off against the 8th seed 20-13 North Carolina State Wolfpack tomorrow night in second round of the March Madness Tournament. Tip-off is 9:20pm at the Consol Energy Center in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: NC State -2.5
Over/Under Total Line: 140.5
Moneyline: LSU +120 / NC State -140

In their last games LSU lost to Auburn 73-70 in OT in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals and NC State lost to Duke 77-53 in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals.

NC State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games.

NC State had their 3-game winning streak snapped in their last game.

LSU lost 2 of their last 3 games of the season.

NC State played a tougher schedule being in the ACC and on the season they were 3-6 facing ranked teams and LSU was 2-1 facing ranked teams.

Each of these teams faced a ranked West Virginia team in non-conference play and while LSU beat the Mountaineers 74-73 NC State lost to them 83-69.

Below are some key handicapping stats for this match-up with an against the spread pick from one of our professional sports handicappers.

SU and ATS Records

LSU Tigers: 22-10 SU / 17-12-2 ATS
NC State Wolfpack: 20-13 SU / 16-12-2 ATS

Betting Trends

• LSU is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• LSU is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
• LSU has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
• NCST is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
• NCST is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
• NCST has an Over record of 11-5 in their last 16 games following a S.U. loss.

Sagarin Rankings

LSU Tigers: 82.82
NC State Wolfpack: 84.25

Injury Report

LSU

(!)[F] 03/16/2015 – Jordan Mickey probable Thursday vs. NC State ( Shoulder )

NC STATE

NONE

*Note: This preview was written by our in house staff not by expert handicapper Rich Crew*

NCAAB Pick

Sure NC State is only 22-10 on the year but being in the ACC and playing Virginia, Duke and North Carolina twice and Notre Dame and Louisville once each is a tough go. They went 3-5 in those games and weren’t totally embarrassed in the losses losing three of the games by 4 or fewer points. LSU was one of the only teams to take Kentucky to the wire losing by 2 back on Feburary 10th. Since then they’ve been a little inconsistent losing to the Aggies and Vols and dropping their only SEC Tourney game to Auburn in OT.

Take North Carolina State -2‏

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