North Carolina at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Parlay 11/26/2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Moda Center to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 1 point favorites.
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North Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 5-0. They currently have a point differential of 19.3 as they are averaging 94.3 points per game while giving up 75.0 per contest. Michigan State has an overall mark of 4-1. They are averaging 86.3 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 17.3.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-1 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-1 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 3-2 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
11/15/17 G Cameron Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/16/17 F Kenny Goins Knee is out indefinitely
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Joel Berry averages 18.3 points per contest in 28.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%. Luke Maye averages 19.5 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Nick Ward averages 16.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 17.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 76% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Miles Bridges scores 19.7 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels allow 75.0 points per contest which is 225th in Division 1. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 158th and 333rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 15.3 assists per game which puts them in 274th place in the country. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in the nation. North Carolina averages 94.3 points per contest this year, which is 12th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 19.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 59th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 77th in college basketball. They average 44.3 boards per contest and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 290th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans give up 69.0 points per game, which ranks them 134th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 309th in those defensive statistics. They rank 176th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 30.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Spartans are 102nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year. Michigan State is 52nd in Division 1 with 86.3 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the country in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 17.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 143rd in D-1. They are 67th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.8 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 21.0. The Spartans are 38th in turnovers per contest with 16.8.
The Tar Heels are 134th in the country in defensive rating with 95.5, and their offensive rating of 120.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 27th in college basketball in pace with 78.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 84th. As a unit they are 74th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 298th in D-1. North Carolina is 324th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 235th in the country.
Michigan State is 54th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 40th in Division 1. The Spartans are 103rd in the nation in defensive rating with 93.2, and their offensive rating of 116.6 is ranked 45th. They are 104th in D-1 in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 27th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 274th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take North Carolina +1 and over 146 total points
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