The Syracuse Orange (16-10) and the NC State Wolfpack (16-9) meet up in an important ACC contest on Tuesday. The Wolfpack are tied for fourth in the conference (8-6). On the flip side, Syracuse is tied for sixth with a conference record of 7-8. NC State has a 4.6-point margin during the campaign, with Syracuse putting up a 1.1-point margin.

Tipoff from PNC Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. NC State is a 7-point favorite in the latest Syracuse vs. NC State odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 152. Before making any NC State vs. Syracuse picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 16 of the 2023-24 season on a 136-89 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,500 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 25-13 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Syracuse vs. NC State and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for NC State vs. Syracuse:

  • Syracuse vs. NC State spread: Wolfpack -7
  • Syracuse vs. NC State over/under: 152 points
  • Syracuse vs. NC State money line: Wolfpack -294, Orange +236
  • SYR: Has hit the game total Over in 7 of last 11 away games
  • NCST: Has hit the game total Over in 10 of last 17 games at home 
  • Syracuse vs. NC State picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Syracuse can cover

Sophomore guard Judah Mintz is the top scoring threat for the Orange. He owns impressive body control around the rim and takes good angles to the basket. The Maryland native is fourth in the ACC in both scoring (18.3) and assists (4.3).

In the Feb. 13 win over North Carolina, Mintz had 25 points, five rebounds and four assists. Sophomore guard JJ Starling brings another scoring threat to the team. Starling keeps defenders off balance when getting into the lane. The New York native logs 13.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. In his last game, Starling finished with 18 points and four rebounds. See which team to pick here.

Why NC State can cover

Senior forward DJ Burns Jr. is a force at 6-foot-9 and 275 pounds. He's an effective scorer from the post and has a soft touch around the rim. The South Carolina native averages 12 points, 4.2 rebounds and shoots 51% from the field. In his last game, Burns Jr. had 14 points, three rebounds and four assists.

Senior Casey Morsell is a smooth combo guard that has a compact build. Morsell gets into the lane due to his quickness and long strides. The Maryland native logs 11.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. On Feb. 3 against Georgia Tech, Morsell had 15 points and three assists. This was his fifth game with 15-plus points on the year. See which team to pick here.

How to make NC State vs. Syracuse picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 150 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Syracuse vs. NC State, and which side of the spread hits nearly 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 25-13 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks