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NC State vs. Bethune-Cookman odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Dec. 9 predictions from proven model

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will take on the NC State Wolfpack at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at William Neal Reynolds Coliseum. North Carolina State is 6-2 overall and 5-1 at home, while the Wildcats are 1-7 overall and 0-5 on the road. Despite the records, Bethune-Cookman has actually been the better team against the spread with a 4-3 record, while NC State is just 1-7 against the number this season.

The Wolfpack are favored by 24.5 points in the latest NC State vs. Bethune-Cookman odds from Caesars Sportsbook and the over-under is set at 138. Before entering any Bethune-Cookman vs. NC State picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on NC State vs. Bethune-Cookman. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Bethune-Cookman vs. NC State:

  • NC State vs. Bethune-Cookman spread: NC State -24.5
  • NC State vs. Bethune-Cookman over-under: 138 points

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What you need to know about NC State

The Wolfpack entered their contest against the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday without any home losses, but fell 73-68 in that matchup. Four players on NC State scored in the double-digits: forward Jericole Hellems (18), guard Terquavion Smith (17), guard Cam Hayes (15) and guard Dereon Seabron (11).

It was an off night for Seaborn, who shot 4-of-13 from the floor. However, the second-year guard has generally been the engine for NC State, averaging 20.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game so far this season. Hellems is also averaging 15.3 points per game this season and getting that pair going will be critical for the Wolfpack.

What you need to know about Bethune-Cookman

Meanwhile, Bethune-Cookman lost 81-45 against the UCF Knights on Sunday. Guard Joe French wasn’t much of a difference maker for Bethune-Cookman. French finished with 12 points on 4-for-15 shooting and turned the ball over four times in his 31 minutes on the court.

French is a second-year guard that leads the team in scoring (15.9 ppg) and he’ll definitely need to have a more efficient night against an ACC opponent. This is former NBA all-star Reggie Theus’ first year at the helm of the program and Bethune-Cookman has played a strong schedule full of schools from larger conferences, so the players should be battle-tested when they get into SWAC play.

How to make NC State vs. Bethune-Cookman picks

The model is leaning over on the total and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bethune-Cookman vs. NC State? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the red-hot model that has crushed its college basketball picks.

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