Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Dean Smith Center
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The Davidson Wildcats travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 15 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 5-2 and a road record of 1-1. They are 4-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 8-1 and a home record of 3-0. They have an over/under record of 2-6 and they are 5-3 against the spread.
Jack Gibbs comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Peyton Aldridge averages 19.7 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Davidson. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Justin Jackson averages 15.2 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Joel Berry averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Davidson averages 74.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 130th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 239th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 266th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 31st and 39th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 143rd with 13.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 216th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 72nd place in the country. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in Division 1.
North Carolina averages 88.5 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 23 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 44th in the nation. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 175th with 13.8 per game. The Tar Heels allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 70th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 71 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 105.7 and they assist on 64.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 51% of their shots. Davidson turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 5.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.1%. The Wildcats give up 68.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tar Heels score 95 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 37 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 120.8 and 57.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 60.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 44.3%. The Tar Heels give up 58 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 4-3 against the spread
The Davidson Wildcats are 3-4 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-3 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 2-6 against the over/under
Davidson Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
11/29/16 F Luke Maye Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Indiana U
11/05/16 F Theo Pinson Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina -15
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