The North Carolina State Wolf Pack might not be the dark horse ACC force fans hoped for when they knocked off the powerhouse Duke Blue Devils last month. However that doesn’t mean they’re not still capable of beating the college basketball odds yet again. Bet on the NCAA at its finest when the two clubs square off in Round 2 this Thursday.
Since that momentous upset, the Wolf Pack have come up limping, dropping three painfully close contests to unranked opponent and a fourth to the upstart No. 14 Miami Hurricanes.
Though still ranked No. 20 in the polls, NC State will have to find a way to prove that their success in the first half of the season was no fluke if they want to remain a factor on the March Madness futures.
Duke, meanwhile, has looked strong but not infallible since the previous meeting. While a loss to Miami set their college basketball odds back slightly, this household name should not be ruled out to finish strong in the ACC. What comes next, a surge up the March Madness odds or at least back up the polls from their current No. 5 spot, remains to be seen.