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NCAA basketball betting action sees the North Carolina Tar Heels taking on the NC State Wolfpack Wednesday January 14th at PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides free NCAA basketball handicapping tips all season long.

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North Carolina Tar Heels (12-4) vs. NC State Wolfpack (12-5)
Venue/ Stadium: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Time/Date: 7 PM EST Wednesday, January 14, 2015
NCAAB Betting Odds
NCAAB Betting Point Spread: North Carolina -3.5
NCAAB Betting Over/Under Odds: OFF
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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. NC State Wolfpack Preview

On the season North Carolina is 10-6 ATS and they have an O/U record of 7-6-1 and NC State is 7-7 ATS and they have an Under record of 5-4.

This season NC State is 12-2 at home and North Carolina is 2-1 on the road.

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In their last games NC State beat Duke 87-75 and North Carolina beat Louisville 72-71.

Both of these teams are coming off wins over top 5 teams and NC State looks to beat another ranked team tonight facing #16 North Carolina. However, the Tar Heels are 3.5-point road betting favorites.

The Wolfpack were 0-2 this season facing top 25 teams before their bug win over Duke. In handing Duke their first loss of the season NC State was red hot shooting 55% from the floor and hitting 10 of their 16 3-pointers.

NC State has played solid defense in conference play so far holding opponents to a FG% of only 37.3%. That defense will be key tonight facing a UNC team that ranks 17th in the league in scoring.

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The Wolfpack are led by leading scorer Trevor Lacey, who scored 21 points in the win over Duke and was named the ACC Player of the Week. He and fellow G Ralston Turner are each averaging over 13 ppg and they are each shooting over 41% from beyond the 3-point arc.

Marcus Paige leads the Tar Heels in scoring and while he hit the game-winner facing Louisville his numbers and shooting percentage are down from last season because of an injury.

Kennedy Meeks and Brice Johnson are not only 2 of the 3 leading scorers for UNC, but they are combining to average over 15 rebounds per game.

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The Tar Heels rank 2nd in the nation in rebounding, so it is key that the Wolfpack shoot a high FG% and not allow UNC to grab many offensive boards.

While NC State is 17-5 in their last 22 conference games at home they are only 2-22 in their last 24 games facing the Tar Heels including losing at home in OT last season.

NCAAB Betting Trends

* North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
* North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
* North Carolina is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games facing NC State.
* NC State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

4* Cappers NCAAB Free Pick

NC State will have confidence after beating Duke in their last game and while they will give UNC a solid game the Tar Heels will win and cover the 3.5-point spread.

Check out our Updated College Basketball Betting Odds.

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By Jason Green

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