NC State vs Virginia Free Pick
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by Sportsbook Advisor - 1/28/2019 12:56 PM Share
College basketball matchup - ACC matchup - January 29, 2019
#3 Virginia vs #21 NC State

Virginia is having an amazing season. They are 18-1 and only recently lost to Duke, who is favored by many to win it all. After many years of flirting with a championship season, is this the year that the Cavs actually pull it off?

NC State is no slouch. They are 16-4 straight up and are hoping to make a run in the tournament. But, their biggest problem is they lose against teams they shouldn't. They've lost two of their last four games and are slumping. They lost to Wake Forest and Louisville.

NCAA teams are all well into the "meat" of their schedule so you should see the real teams elevate and the cream puffs deflate. Virginia is the real deal. Their defense is in a league of their own. They have always had amazing defense but now the offense is able to score, which will put them over the top. If anyone is still sleeping on Virginia they need to wake up.

Virginia owns NC State head to head. They are 8-2 of the last ten, but just 5-5 ATS. It is important to note that NC State is 12-1 at home straight up. They really play well at home. The spread isn't out yet for this game (at the time of me writing this article on Monday) but I am estimating it may be something like UVA -6. In my mind NC State will give UVA a run for their money. If the line is 6 or higher, take NC State. If the line is 5.5 or lower, the value play is on UVA. Good luck.

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