The North Carolina State Wolfpack men’s basketball team has a storied and triumphant past in the NCAA tournament.
With NC State basketball’s history of success and a talented roster year after year, Wolfpack odds and lines are expected to be a prime choice for bettors when legal sports betting arrives in North Carolina.
See below for the latest NC State basketball odds, plus more inside information on the basketball program.
This week’s NC State point spread
Below see this week’s NC State basketball lines at North Carolina online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to claim the posted bonuses and open a betting account.
NC State Wolfpack NCAA tournament odds
See below for current NC State futures odds at North Carolina online sportsbooks. Click on any March Madness odds to visit the corresponding sportsbook to place your wager.
How to bet on NC State basketball
Here’s a quick look at four of the most popular bet types you’ll encounter while using North Carolina online sportsbooks and NCAAB betting apps.
What is the NC State moneyline?
The moneyline bet is a straightforward and easy-to-understand option. This is why it’s one of the most popular bet types at online sportsbooks. New bettors find moneyline bets simple compared to other types of bets.
With the moneyline, the bet has two sides, and you choose which side you believe will win.
You can find competitive moneyline odds at many online sportsbooks. Nearly every NCAA basketball game is available, and the lines are often competitive with rival online sportsbooks and those in Las Vegas.
Here is an example of what an NC State moneyline bet could look like at DraftKings NC sportsbook:
|NC State Wolfpack||-200|
|Duke Blue Devils||+180|
Negative odds indicate the favorite to win the game. They show how much money you need to bet to win $100. For the Wolfpack, a $200 winning bet would pay out $300, which is the original stake plus the profits.
On the other hand, positive odds indicate which team is the underdog, and they show how much you stand to win if you bet $100. For the Blue Devils‘ odds, a $100 winning bet would pay out $280.
What is the NC State basketball point spread?
Experienced bettors tend to find more value in point spread bets than in moneyline bets. That’s because even in a game that is expected to be one-sided, the point spread bet evens the playing field, assigning a point margin by which the favorite must win.
If the favorite wins by that many points or more, bets in their favor would pay out. If there is any other outcome, then bets on the underdog would pay out.
Every sportsbook offers point spread bets, but some have better lines and offerings than others. North Carolina sportsbooks have a wide selection of point spread bets, and there are almost always bets with decent value.
Here’s an example of what you might see while browsing point spread bets at FanDuel online sportsbook in NC:
|NC State Wolfpack||-7.5 (-110)|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||+7.5 (-110)|
The Wolfpack must win by at least eight points to cover the spread in this example. Odds for both sides are set at -110, which means you need to wager $110 to win $100 in profit. If you were to bet $75 and win, you’d receive a payout of $143.18, including your original stake and $68.18 in winnings.
NC State Wolfpack totals bet
When betting on the total score of a game, you focus on the predicted final point total and bet on whether the two teams will score over or under that amount.
Oddsmakers assign a predicted point total for a game, and if you believe the two teams can score higher than that prediction, you would bet on the over. If you think they will score less, then you bet the under.
In North Carolina’s legal online sports betting market, you can find totals bets available for most of the popular college basketball games. You can shop around for the best betting odds across various sportsbooks to maximize your return on investment.
Here’s an example of what a possible totals bet could look like at BetMGM Sportsbook NC:
The half-point included in totals bets guarantees winners and losers for each bet, eliminating the possibility of a tie or “push,” which would require the sportsbook to return the original stake.
NC State basketball prop bets
Some prop bets are yes-or-no questions, while others involve over/under betting or situation-specific bets.
While various sportsbooks may offer different prop bets, you can find prop bets available for most popular sports and conferences, including NCAA basketball, in North Carolina’s legal online sports betting market.
Some games may have more prop bets available than others. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to compare odds across multiple sportsbooks to find the most attractive prop bets.
Here’s an example of one possible NC State Wolfpack prop bet you might encounter:
Which team will score first in the game?
- NC State (-150) or Virginia Tech (+120)
The more popular the game or event, the more likely you’ll find a large variety of prop bet opportunities. While not every game will offer prop bets, you can find more prop bets available for popular teams.
NC State Wolfpack basketball coaching staff
Here’s a look at the current NC State Wolfpack men’s basketball coaching staff and a list of the head coaches who have led the team over the decades.
- Head Coach: Kevin Keatts
- Assistant Coach: Levi Watkins
- Assistant Coach: Kareem Richardson
- Assistant Coach: Joel Justus
Here is a partial list of the NC State Wolfpack’s head coaches over the years:
- Kevin Keatts (2017-present)
- Mark Gottfried (2011-2017)
- Sidney Lowe (2006-2011)
- Herb Sendek (1996-2006)
- Les Robinson (1990-1996)
- Jim Valvano (1980-1990)
- Norm Sloan (1966-1980)
- Everett Case (1946-1964)
Where does NC State play home games?
The NC State Wolfpack plays home games at PNC Arena, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Here are some details about the arena:
- Address: 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
- Owner: Centennial Authority
- Operator: Gale Force Sports & Entertainment
- Capacity: 19,722
- Opened: October 29, 1999
- Construction cost: $158 million
- Former names: Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena (1999–2002), RBC Center (2002–2011)
How to watch and listen to NC State Wolfpack basketball games
You can catch the NC State Wolfpack basketball games both by watching or listening. Here are some ways you can find the games:
- ESPN 2
Some streaming services where Wolfpack games can be found:
- Sling TV
- Hulu Live TV
- DirecTV Stream
If you prefer listening to games on the radio, you can listen at:
- WRAL-FM 101.5 (Raleigh)
To find the broadcasted games via streaming services, you can visit:
- Wolfpack Sports Network
- Sirius XM
A brief history of the NC State Wolfpack basketball team
The NC State Wolfpack basketball team has created a rich and fascinating history since its first season in 1911. Here are some notable moments in the team’s history:
- 2022: The Wolfpack return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2018.
- 1985: The Wolfpack make it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
- 1983: The Wolfpack wins the NCAA Championship by defeating the heavily favored Houston Cougars.
- 1983: Jim Valvano, the head coach of the Wolfpack, delivers his famous “Survive and Advance” speech during the NCAA Tournament.
- 1974: The Wolfpack make it to the NCAA Tournament final but falls short against UCLA.
- 1973: The Wolfpack win a second ACC tournament championship.
- 1970: David Thompson becomes a part of the Wolfpack and leads them to a perfect 27-0 season in 1973.
- 1965: The Wolfpack win the ACC regular season championship.
- 1954: The Wolfpack win their first ACC tournament championship and earns their first NCAA tournament appearance.
- 1951: The Wolfpack make it to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.
- 1949: The Wolfpack win their first Southern Conference tournament championship.
- 1948: The Wolfpack earn their first-ever NCAA tournament bid.
- 1947: Everett Case is named head coach, and he leads the Wolfpack to national prominence.
- 1911: The Wolfpack fields its first men’s basketball team.
NC State Wolfpack basketball FAQ
According to SeatGeek.com, the average price of a Wolfpack men’s basketball game ticket is $59, though tickets are often as low as $10.
The Wolfpack have won two NCAA Championships, in 1974 and 1983, and finished as the runner-up in 1947 and 1950.
Everett Case, the first head coach of the Wolfpack men’s basketball team, is the winningest coach in program history. He coached from 1946 to 1964 and compiled a 377-134 record.
As of summer 2022, the NC State Wolfpack basketball team has appeared in the NCAA tournament 27 times: 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2005, 2012 and 2018.
NC State has had 34 All-Americans, with David Thompson being the only three-time consensus All-American in school history (1973-1975). Other notable Wolfpack All-Americans include T.J. Warren, Julius Hodge, Rodney Monroe and Chris Corchiani.
According to Real GM, 61 NC State players have been selected in the NBA Draft, with David Thompson being the highest overall pick at No. 1 in 1975 to the Atlanta Hawks. Other notable Wolfpack NBA players include Tom Gugliotta, Kenny Carr, Lorenzo Brown, J.J. Hickson and Dennis Smith Jr.