Sunday, January 29, 2017
KFC Yum! Center
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 14 point favorites.
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The Wolfpack come into this game with an overall record of 14-7 and a road record of 1-4. They are 9-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-6. The Cardinals have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 6-13 and they are 13-5 against the spread.
Dennis Smith Jr. comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolfpack. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Terry Henderson averages 14.5 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for NC State. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 14.1 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Quentin Snider averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
NC State averages 81.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 89th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game which ranks them 53rd and 64th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 191st with 13.6 per game. The Wolfpack allow 77.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 272nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 112th and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 204th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 168th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 265th in Division 1.
Louisville averages 77.6 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 126th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 172nd in the nation. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 132nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 40th with 11.5 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 123rd and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in college basketball.
The Wolfpack average 74.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 109.4 and they assist on 53% 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 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.8%. The Wolfpack give up 84.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 83 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 81 ppg at home and they have averaged 88.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 27.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.1 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 110.7 and 50% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.7 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.1%. The Cardinals give up 61.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-9 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 12-6 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 13-5 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-13 against the over/under
North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/23/16 F Lennard Freeman Redshirt expected to redshirt
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/25/17 G Tony Hicks Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/16/17 G Quentin Snider Hip expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville -14
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