Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2 point favorites.
The Hurricanes come into this game with an overall record of 14-7 and a road record of 2-3. They are 5-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-13. The Wolfpack have an overall record of 14-9 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 13-7 and they are 9-11 against the spread.
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Davon Reed comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hurricanes. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Ja'Quan Newton averages 15 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Dennis Smith Jr. averages 18.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Wolfpack. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Terry Henderson averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Miami averages 72 points per contest this season which ranks them 191st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 89th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 113th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 59th and 273rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 188th with 13.5 per game. The Hurricanes allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 44th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in Division 1.
NC State averages 81.3 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 78th in the nation. They average 38 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 47th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolfpack rank 203rd with 13.7 per game. The Wolfpack allow 78.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 296th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 142nd and 174th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 189th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 196th place in the nation. The Wolfpack force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 280th in college basketball.
The Hurricanes average 67.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 107.9 and they assist on 45.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36%. The Hurricanes give up 65.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolfpack score 86.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12 points per game. The Wolfpack have a rating on offense of 109.3 and 54.4% 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 33% of their shots. North Carolina State turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.3%. The Wolfpack give up 74.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 89 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-14 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-13 against the over/under
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-11 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-7 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/25/16 G Rashad Muhammad Disciplinary has left team
North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/23/16 F Lennard Freeman Redshirt expected to redshirt
Tony's Pick: Take Miami -2
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