Monday, January 23, 2017
Cameron Indoor Stadium
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Monday, January 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Duke as 16 point favorites.
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The Wolfpack come into this game with an overall record of 13-7 and a road record of 0-4. They are 8-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-6. The Blue Devils have an overall record of 15-4 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 8-10 and they are 8-10 against the spread.
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Dennis Smith Jr. comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolfpack. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Terry Henderson averages 15 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for NC State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Luke Kennard averages 19.7 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Devils. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Grayson Allen averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
NC State averages 81.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game which ranks them 51st and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 13.8 per game. The Wolfpack allow 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 268th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 105th and 99th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 195th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 154th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in Division 1.
Duke averages 82.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 112th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 56th and 157th respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Devils rank 50th with 11.8 per game. The Blue Devils allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 88th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the nation. The Blue Devils force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in college basketball.
The Wolfpack average 73 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 109.2 and they assist on 54.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. North Carolina State turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.3%. The Wolfpack give up 85.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Devils score 88.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 27 points per game. The Blue Devils have a rating on offense of 115.6 and 47.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Duke turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.9%. The Blue Devils give up 61.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 8-9 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 11-6 against the over/under
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-10 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 8-10 against the over/under
North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/23/16 F Lennard Freeman Redshirt expected to redshirt
Duke Blue Devils Injuries
11/20/16 F Sean Obi Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -16
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