NC State at Louisville 1/24/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
On Thursday, the No. 21 ranked North Carolina Wolfpack visit KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky to play the No. 23 ranked Louisville Cardinals. The Wolfpack improved to 15-3 after defeating Notre Dame on Saturday 77-73. C.J. Bryce led the Wolfpack with 23 points as NC State withstood several spurts by the Fighting Irish during the second half.
Louisville moved to 13-5 on the season following its 79-51 rout of Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Cardinals were led by Jordan Nwora with 25 points. Louisville with the win moved to 4-1 In ACC play, just a half game behind three teams at 5-1. The Cardinals have won three straight.
Torin Dorn leads the Wolfpack in scoring and rebounding with averages of 14.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Three other Wolfpack players are averaging double figures in scoring. The assists leader is Markell Johnson with an average of 4.1 per game. NC State is shooting 49.4% from the field and 38.1% from 3-point territory.
Jordan Nwora leads Louisville in scoring and in rebounding with averages of 18.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Christen Cunningham leads the Cardinals in assists with an average of 4.2 per game. The Cardinals are shooting 45.7% from the field and 35.5% from 3-point territory.
Both teams are playing very well in ACC play. North Carolina State has covered each of its last 4 on the road against an opponent with a home record above .600, 9 of its last 12 versus an opponent with an overall winning percentage above .600 and 5 of its last 7 following an ATS win. Louisville has covered just 1 of its last 6 at home. Final Score Prediction, Louisville Cardinals win but fall short ATS 77-75.