Louisville @ NC State
Current Records: Louisville 2-10; NC State 10-3
What to Know
The NC State Wolfpack and the Louisville Cardinals will face off in an ACC clash at 7 p.m. ET Dec. 22 at PNC Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with U of L winning the first 73-68 on the road and the Wolfpack taking the second 79-63.
On Saturday, NC State narrowly escaped with a win as the squad sidled past the Vanderbilt Commodores 70-66. NC State got double-digit scores from four players: forward DJ Burns (18), guard Terquavion Smith (16), guard Casey Morsell (15), and guard Jarkel Joiner (12).
Meanwhile, U of L came up short against the Lipscomb Bisons on Tuesday, falling 75-67. Guard El Ellis put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 24 points and six assists.
NC State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 17.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Saturday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The Wolfpack are now 10-3 while the Cardinals sit at 2-10. A couple offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: NC State ranks 32nd in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 81 on average. On the other end of the spectrum, U of L is stumbling into the matchup with the 353rd fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 61.2 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against U of L.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: PNC Arena -- Raleigh, North Carolina
- TV: ACC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $18.00
The Wolfpack are a big 17.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wolfpack as a 16.5-point favorite.
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Louisville have won five out of their last seven games against NC State.
- Jan 12, 2022 - NC State 79 vs. Louisville 63
- Dec 04, 2021 - Louisville 73 vs. NC State 68
- Feb 01, 2020 - Louisville 77 vs. NC State 57
- Jan 24, 2019 - Louisville 84 vs. NC State 77
- Mar 03, 2018 - NC State 76 vs. Louisville 69
- Jan 29, 2017 - Louisville 85 vs. NC State 60
- Jan 07, 2016 - Louisville 77 vs. NC State 72