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#639 FIU vs.
#640 NC State
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu



#639 Florida International University
#640 North Carolina State University


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Florida International Panthers vs. NC State Wolfpack

Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

When: Wednesday, November 13, 9:00 PM. ET.

The NC State Wolfpack will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Florida International Panthers on Wednesday night.

Panthers Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Panthers bounced back from their season-opening loss to Mississippi State with a win over the Ave Maria Gyrenes in their last game. They will be trying to keep the momentum going and pick up their second win of the season when they face the Wolfpack on Wednesday.

Florida International is averaging 85 points per game, but their high average is due to the fact that they played the way they were supposed to do against an NAIA team. In their first game, they were held to 69 points by the Bulldogs, so expect to see a similar performance from them against NC State.

Blake Furcron was nearly perfect from the field in their last game, making seven of his eight attempts to lead the Panthers with 16 points. Devon Andrews finished with 15 points, while Osasumwen Osaghae added 14 points, six rebounds, and eight blocks for the Panthers, who finished the game with six players scoring in double figures.

The Panthers are holding opponents to 68 points per game. They gave up 77 points to the Bulldogs and will face another test from the Wolfpack on Wednesday. If they can keep NC State under 70 points, they will win this game.

Wolfpack Trying To Stay Perfect In Non-Conference Play

The Wolfpack opened their season with a one-point loss to Georgia Tech, dropping their first ACC game of the season. They bounced back with a win over Detroit in their last game and will try to stay perfect against non-ACC teams with a win over the Panthers on Wednesday.

NC State has played well offensively, averaging 82.5 points per game. The team is shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from three-point range.

Braxton Beverly led the Wolfpack to their win over Detroit, scoring 23 points in the game. C.J. Bryce added 19 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Devon Daniels finished with 14 points and five rebounds.

The Wolfpack are giving up 73.5 points per game on the defensive end. They bounced back from their 82-point effort against the Yellow Jackets by holding Detroit to 65 points and will need another strong defensive performance to get past the Panthers.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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Even though Florida International has played better against the spread, the Wolfpack are the pick here because they have more talented players than the Panthers and play very good defense. The Panthers are averaging 85 points per game, but their numbers are inflated because they scored 101 points against Ave Maria Gyrenes and NAIA school. When they played Mississippi State in their season-opener, they were held to 69 points. The Wolfpack are holding opponents to 73.5 points per game but will be able to handle the Panthers’ offense. On the offensive side, they are averaging 82.5 points per game against better competition and will cause problems for the Panthers, who gave up 77 points to the Bulldogs.

Prediction: NC State Wolfpack

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Wolfpack are averaging 82.5 points per game and will come close to their season average against the Panthers, who gave up 77 points when they faced Power 5 team. The Panthers are averaging 85 points per game, but they will score closer to 70 points against the Wolfpack, which will keep the score under the total.

Prediction: Under

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Wolfpack will cover the first half spread because they have outplayed the Panthers in the first half, averaging 42.5 points per game while the Panthers average 30 points per game.

Prediction: NC State Wolfpack

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Wolfpack and Panthers are averaging 72.5 combined points per game in the first half and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.