Virginia Tech vs NC State Basketball Prediction & Picks (2023 ACC Tournament)
If NC State is to be a part of the March Madness field for the first time since 2018, an ACC Tournament win tonight over Virginia Tech (9: is an absolute must.
It is entirely possible that the sixth-seeded Wolfpack (22-9, 12-8 ACC) will make the NCAA Tournament even if they lose to the #11 Hokies (19-13, 8-12 ACC).
But a loss will put their destiny in the hands of others, while a win would set up a favorable quarterfinal matchup against third-seeded Clemson, and NC State will definitely break its dancing drought with two wins in the ACC Tournament.
Will the Wolfpack get it done tonight in Greensboro? Read on for our Virginia Tech vs NC State basketball prediction and picks.
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Virginia Tech vs NC State Odds
Odds for Virginia Tech vs NC State are via FanDuel as of Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 6:09 pm ET.
- Virginia Tech +2.5 (-114)
- NC State -2.5 (-106)
- Over 145.5 (-115)
- Under 145.5 (-105)
- Virginia Tech +114
- NC State -138
Expect Virginia Tech & NC State to Put Up Points
Yesterday’s 67-64 win over Notre Dame marked the fourth under in five games for Virginia Tech. But over the course of the ACC season, overs have been much more prevalent. In the Hokies’ 21 ACC games, the over is 14-7-0.
The success of overs doesn’t include the lone regular season meeting between Virginia Tech and NC Stat. On January 7, the Hokies claimed a 73-69 win in Blacksburg, with the 142 combined points coming up just one basket short of going over the total of 143.
Overs have been less prevalent for NC State, but that is the result of a number of higher totals. In fact, eight of the Wolfpack’s 20 ACC games had totals of 150 or higher, with a further six having totals of 145 or higher.
NC State finished the regular season second behind Miami in the conference in scoring, averaging 78.4 PPG. In ten conference games, the Wolfpack scored 75 or more points, including 90-point performances against Florida State, Boston College, and Wake Forest.
Virginia Tech vs NC State Prediction and Picks
Hokies vs Wolfpack Prediction: NC State to win
Hokies vs Wolfpack Picks: NC State ML (Best Value: FanDuel) & NC State team total over 73.5 (Best Value: FanDuel)