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(661) NC State vs. Florida State (662) 6:30 PM | Wed, Jan 13 2021
Sport: NCAAB | Star Rating: 10.0 Evaluation: Loss (-1080) - Final Score NCST 73 at FSU 105
4.5 NCST (-108) @ pinnacle

#661 ASA TOP PLAY ON 10* NC State +4.5 over Florida State, Wed at 6:30 PM ET - We think this NC State team is undervalued.  They are 6-3 on the season but definitely better than their record.  This team has only been at 100% for a few games this season as starters Hayes and Funderburk (now coming off bench) have missed a few key games.  The Wolfpack are coming off 2 straight losses @ Clemson in OT and at home vs an underrated Miami team in tight game over the weekend.  The Canes shot the lights out over the weekend hitting nearly 50% of their shots with NC State hitting only 38% yet the game went to the wire.  Because of Covid issues, Florida State hasn’t played in over 2 weeks.  Their last game was a 10 point loss @ Clemson on December 29th.  Tough to not play a game for that long and come back at an optimum level.  Despite their 6-3 record, the Wolfpack are +12 PPG on the season while the 5-2 Seminoles are +8 PPG with a very similar strength of schedule.  FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton was blunt about the interruption,  "In practice we very seldom, ever, ever have a starting lineup together. We never practice who starts together. We practice different lineups and different groups of guys every day. ... Because we have different mixtures. Everybody's got to blend in."  FSU won both games last year in tight fashion with margins of 5 & 6 points giving a little extra motivation to the Wolfpack.  We think NC State has a great shot to win this one and we’re getting a decent cushion with the pointspread here.


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