The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Tuesday night. The NC State Wolfpack and Stanford Cardinal will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN2.
Free College Hoops Picks: Stanford Cardinal @ NC State Wolfpack
Date: Tuesday, December 18th, 9:00 ET
Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
Stanford vs. NC State Live TV: ESPN2
Stanford has gotten off to a respectable start to its season, but it really hasn’t played much of anything away from home as of yet. This is the first legitimate road game of the year, as there have only been a few neutral site games and clashes played in Palo Alto. There’s very little not to like about this team, but there is very little to actually like either. The backcourt is very suspect at times, but the big men, led by F Dwight Powell and F Josh Huestis are making a big difference, at least to this point in the season. Meanwhile, the Wolfpack have probably underachieved, losing three games already, but we do have to note that none of the losses, save perhaps the one to Oklahoma State, were worth clamoring about. The club has come out over the course of the last week and beaten the snot out of some lesser foes, and this is going to be another one of those situations. Stanford hosted these two last year and won 76-72. It’s time for some payback for NC State.
Stanford vs. NC State Pick: NC State Wolfpack -7
Stanford vs. NC State Prediction: NC State 80 – Stanford 71