War Damn Lock of the Week – NC State
The #7 Auburn Tigers travel to Raleigh this evening to take on NC State. Both teams are 9-1 on the season, the Tigers are currently 1.5-point road favorites, and the total is sitting at 158. NC State opened as a 2-point favorite with the line getting steamed over the past 24 hours.
Why the movement? The Tigers have been heavy favorites in their last three games and struggled to cover in each one. Meanwhile, NC State is on a three-game win streak/four-game cover streak. However, while dealing with some struggles, the Tigers have continued to win and still have an extremely talented roster. The public believes in the Tigers.
• NC State: 8-2 ATS, 88.9 / 63.6 PF/PA
• Auburn: 5-3-1 ATS, 84.8 / 62.3 PF/PA
Here’s the bottom line. Tonight’s matchup will be the Tiger’s first real road test against a very good offensive team that’s been great at home this year. However, Auburn just beat UAB this past Saturday at Legacy Arena in Birmingham (basically an away game) and played very well at the Maui Invitational earlier this year. The Tigers know how to deal with the road. This game will come down to execution, and the Tigers clearly have what it takes to get the job done.
• Lean over 158
• Lock of the Week: Auburn -1.5