Best Boston College vs. NC State Betting Picks for Feb. 24

The Wolfpack take on Boston College in what is surely to be a high-scoring affair.
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack are continuing their up-and-down season where they struggle to build any momentum. After coming up with an impressive comeback win on the road against Clemson last Saturday, they had a desultory performance at home against Syracuse. They haven't done enough to separate themselves from the rest of the pack in the ACC, jeopardizing their case for a berth at the NCAA Tournament.

The Wolfpack will try to bounce back against Boston College, who struggles on the road, having won only one of their last six road games. When these two teams met back in December, NC State came up with the 84-78 win. Now the Eagles will look to get one back against the Wolfpack to completely push them out of the tournament picture.

Boston College vs. NC State Odds, Spread, and Total

Boston College vs. NC State Betting Pick and Prediction

The Wolfpack are 4.5-point favorites against Boston College. However, NC State hasn't had a convincing win in a while. Their last five wins came with an average margin of 5.2 points, despite having relatively beatable opponents.

Boston College can keep games close due to their scoring ability. They are in the top half of the conference in three-point shooting and scoring. They should not struggle putting up points against the Wolfpack.

On the other side of the ball, however, the Eagles struggle immensely. They are the 146th-best defense in the country in KenPom college basketball rankings. D.J. Horne, who is one of the hottest players in the country, having scored 24 points or more in the last six games, should have no trouble lighting the Boston College defense up.

This sets us up for a high-scoring affair. Each of these teams' last three games has gone over the total spread and that trend should continue on Saturday.

My pick: Over 149