The Wolfpack and Fighting Irish are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ACCN. The Fighting Irish will host the game at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, IN. The Wolfpack are favored in this Atlantic Coast conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 137.5 points.


The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +4.5

This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, January 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-67 in favor of the Fighting Irish.
  • Not only will Notre Dame pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 141 points.

Does North Carolina State Have What it Takes on the Road?

North Carolina State is getting ready for their 13th game of the season and they have a 9-3 record. If they win today, they will have a .500 road record, which is currently 2-3. North Carolina State has a current ATS record of 6-6 heading into today's game. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

North Carolina State comes in with an over/under record of 7-4-1 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 150 points per game so far. The Wolfpack have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

North Carolina State's offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Detroit, finishing the game with a total of 83 points. Their season average is now 79.8 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was DJ Horne with 26 points. Ben Middlebrooks also added 11 points for the Wolfpack.

At this time, the Wolfpack's defense is positioned 124th in the country, permitting 70.2 points per game. Against Detroit in their most recent game, the North Carolina State defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Detroit to hit 50% of their shots.

Will the Fighting Irish Exceed Expectations at Home?

After 13 games, Notre Dame has a 6-7 record. On the road, they are 1-3, while at home they are 5-4. As of now, Notre Dame's against-the-spread (ATS) record is 6-7 going into today's game. Up to this point, the Fighting Irish have a 3-1 ATS record on the road and a 3-6 mark at home vs. the spread.

Notre Dame's games have, on average, featured 129.2 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-9-0. Their average over/under line is currently 133.5 points so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Fighting Irish's games have averaged 126 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.

In their recent matchup, the Notre Dame offense ended with 76 points against Virginia. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51% and made 11 threes. Markus Burton is leading the team in scoring at 15.9 points per contest. J.R Konieczny has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.3 going into the game.

So far this season, the Notre Dame defense has been performing well, ranking 56th in the country at 65.6 points allowed per contest. Against Virginia in their most recent game, the Notre Dame defense gave up a total of 54 points while allowing Virginia to hit 51% of their shots.