The NC State Wolfpack (8-2, 1-1 ACC) and Auburn Tigers 9-0, 0-0 SEC) tangle at Auburn Arena at 9 p.m. ET Thursday. We analyze the NC State-Auburn odds and betting lines, while providing college basketball betting tips and advice on this matchup.
NC State at Auburn: Three things you need to know
1. The Wolfpack have just two losses so far, falling by one point to Georgia Tech in overtime in the opener Nov. 5, and 83-78 at Memphis Nov. 28. Since the loss to Memphis, they’re 3-0 straight up and against the spread with wins over Wisconsin, Wake Forest and UNC-Greensboro.
2. Auburn is unbeaten, but it’s 0-2 ATS in the past two against Furman and St. Louis. The Tigers’ best win of the season might be a 10-point victory over Davidson Nov. 8, but their schedule hasn’t exactly been a gauntlet.
3. The Wolfpack enter 6-2 ATS in the past eight road games, and 4-1 ATS in the past five overall. The Tigers are just 2-5 ATS in the past seven at home, and they’re 0-4 ATS in the past four home games against a team with a winning road record.
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NC State at Auburn: Odds, betting lines and picks
N.C. State 82, Auburn 80
NC STATE (+260) is an attractive value play with nearly a 3x return on your investment with a victory.
Against the Spread (ATS)
NC STATE (+8.5, -133) has been a cover kins, and it’s on a 3-0 SU/ATS run with impressive resume-building wins. Auburn (-8.5, +110) is one of four remaining teams in the nation with an unblemished record. However, the Tigers haven’t exactly been tested, and the Wolfpack will give them their best battle to date.
OVER 151.5 (-115) is worth a look, cashing in 14 of the past 19 road outings for NC State, and five of the past seven overall. Auburn has hit the Over in five of its past six at home, too.
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