North Carolina at Stanford College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Maples Pavilion to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 6.5 point favorites.
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North Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 14.5 as they are averaging 89.5 points per game while giving up 75.0 per contest. Stanford has an overall mark of 3-1. They are averaging 75.3 points per contest and giving up 67.0, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Stanford Cardinal are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
11/15/17 G Cameron Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Stanford Cardinal Injuries
11/19/17 G Dorian Pickens Foot is "?" Monday vs. North Carolina
11/19/17 F Kodye Pugh Ankle is "?" Monday vs. North Carolina
11/19/17 G Marcus Sheffield Foot is "?" Monday vs. North Carolina
Luke Maye averages 23 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Sterling Manley averages 12.5 points per contest in 15.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Reid Travis scores 21.3 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Michael Humphrey averages 12.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.3 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 89.5 points per contest this year, which is 42nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 89th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 176th in Division 1. They average 42.0 boards per contest and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 73rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 324th with 10.0 per game. The Tar Heels allow 75.0 points per contest, which is 229th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 228th and 331st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 28.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 15.0 assists per game which puts them in 262nd place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Stanford is 190th in the country with 75.3 points per contest this season. They are 203rd in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 209th in Division 1. They are 110th in the country in rebounding with 40.5 boards per contest and 196th in assists per game with 13.5. The Cardinal are 248th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Cardinal give up 67.0 points per game, which ranks them 113th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 120th and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 68th with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 138th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinal are 69th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Tar Heels are 38th in the nation in offensive rating with 120.9, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 218th. In terms of pace they are 134th in the country with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 134th. As a team they are 91st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 323rd in Division 1. North Carolina is 328th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 282nd in the nation.
Stanford is 219th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 143rd in Division 1. The Cardinal are 124th in the nation in defensive rating with 93.7, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 170th. They are 210th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 233rd. As a unit they are 176th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 283rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Stanford college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina -6.5
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