Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Wolfpack come into this game with an overall record of 14-14 and a road record of 3-6. They are 13-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-11. The Orange have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 12-4. They have an over/under record of 14-13 and they are 13-14 against the spread.
Anthony Barber comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 38.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolfpack. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Maverick Rowan averages 12.8 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for North Carolina State. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Michael Gbinije averages 17 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Trevor Cooney averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
North Carolina State averages 75.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 116th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 213th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 194th in the country. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 285th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 31st with 10.9 per game. The Wolfpack allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 205th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 147th and 304th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 148th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 197th place in the country. They force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 337th in the Division 1.
Syracuse averages 69.9 points per game this year which ranks them 237th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 240th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 114th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 176th and 127th respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 75th with 11.6 per game. The Orange allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 226th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 318th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 116th in college basketball.
The Wolfpack average 70.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.7 per contest. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 109.2 and they assist on 44.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. North Carolina State turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.6%. The Wolfpack give up 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 70.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 61.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 107.4 and 57.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.9%. The Orange give up 61.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-11 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 14-11 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 13-14 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 14-13 against the over/under
North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
02/26/16 F Lennard Freeman Leg doubtful Saturday vs. Syracuse
01/05/16 G Terry Henderson Ankle out indefinitely
Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina State
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