Tuesday, November 29, 2016
State Farm Center
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to State Farm Center to play the Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has NC State as 1 point favorites.
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The Wolfpack come into this game with an overall record of 5-1. They are 2-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1. The Fighting Illini have an overall record of 4-3 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 0-5 and they are 0-4 against the spread.
Dennis Smith Jr. comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolfpack. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Torin Dorn averages 17.3 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for NC State. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Malcolm Hill averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Illini. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Michael Finke averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
NC State averages 83 points per contest this season which ranks them 40th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 132nd in the country. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 237th and 124th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 10.7 per game. The Wolfpack allow 77.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 243rd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 171st and 190th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 180th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 91st place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 300th in Division 1.
Illinois averages 74.5 points per game this year which ranks them 134th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 137th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 167th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest which ranks them 139th and 245th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Illini rank 291st with 16.2 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 173rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 187th and 262nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 112th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 58th place in the nation. The Fighting Illini force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in college basketball.
The Wolfpack average 84 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 115.3 and they assist on 48.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% 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 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.6%. The Wolfpack give up 82.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Illini score 82.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -15.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.5 points per game. The Fighting Illini have a rating on offense of 106.7 and 49.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Illinois turns it over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.6%. The Fighting Illini give up 69.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 2-3 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 4-1 against the over/under
Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 0-4 against the spread
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 0-5 against the over/under
North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/23/16 F Lennard Freeman None expected to redshirt
11/21/16 G Maverick Rowan Concussion expected to miss Saturday vs. Loyola Chicago
11/15/16 F Ted Kapita Personal probable Saturday vs. Loyola Chicago
11/12/16 C Omer Yurtseven Suspension expected to miss first 9 games, eligible to return vs. Appalachian State on Dec. 15
Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
11/10/16 F Kipper Nichols Eligibility eligible to return Dec. 17
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois +1
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