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Duke vs. NC State odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NCAA Tournament picks, Elite Eight bets by proven model

Duke vs. NC State odds, score prediction, time: 2024 NCAA Tournament picks, Elite Eight bets by proven model


An in-state rivalry will take place in the Elite Eight on Sunday when No. 4 seed Duke (27-8) faces No. 11 seed NC State (25-14). The Wolfpack needed to win five games in five days to win the ACC Tournament and earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament field. They have capitalized on the opportunity, stringing together three wins to make the Elite Eight. Duke is seeking its 18th Final Four appearance in school history after knocking off No. 1 seed Houston in the Sweet 16.

Tipoff is set for 5:05 p.m. ET from American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Blue Devils are favored by 7 points in the latest Duke vs. NC State odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 143. Before making any NC State vs. Duke picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine

The model simulates every Div. I college basketball game 10,000 times. It entered the Sweet 16 round of the 2024 NCAA tournament on a 152-109 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning more than $1,800 for $100 players. It also has a strong 32-21 (+890) record on top-rated spread picks this season, and it called 13 Sweet 16 teams this year. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Duke vs. NC State and just locked in its March Madness predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines and trends for NC State vs. Duke:

  • Duke vs. NC State spread: Duke -7
  • Duke vs. NC State over/under: 143 points
  • Duke vs. NC State money line: Duke -304, NC State +244
  • DUKE: The Blue Devils are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games. 
  • NCST: The Wolfpack are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games. 
  • Duke vs. NC State picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Duke can cover

Duke has rarely been under the radar heading into the NCAA Tournament, but that was the case this year. The Blue Devils are 11-3 straight up and against the spread in their last 14 games, including a 54-51 win over No. 1 seed Houston as 4.5-point underdogs on Friday. Sophomore center Kyle Filipowski had 16 points and nine rebounds against the Cougars, and Duke never trailed in the second half.

The Blue Devils crushed the Wolfpack in the lone regular-season meeting, as senior guard Jeremy Roach scored 21 points to lead his team to a 79-64 road win. They were caught off…

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