Penn State at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Parlay 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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The Penn State Nittany Lions head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 1.5 point favorites.
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Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 17.1 as they are averaging 82.0 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 81.3 points per contest and giving up 68.3, which is a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 2-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lamar Stevens averages 14.6 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Tony Carr averages 20 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Torin Dorn averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Allerik Freeman scores 15.9 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 64.9 points per contest which is 59th in Division 1. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 245th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 96th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 64th place in the country. They force 19.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in the nation. Penn State averages 82.0 points per contest this year, which is 77th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 17.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 80th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 196th in college basketball. They average 37.6 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 146th and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 163rd with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 107th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 168th and 88th in those defensive statistics. They rank 146th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 171st with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 327th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.4 per contest this year. North Carolina State is 85th in Division 1 with 81.3 points per contest this season. They are 136th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 28% from beyond the arc, which is good for 330th in D-1. They are 164th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.1 boards per contest and 205th in assists per game with 13.6. The Wolfpack are 286th in turnovers per contest with 12.0.
The Nittany Lions are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 87.3 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 79th in the country with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 129th. As a team they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 298th in Division 1. Penn State is 195th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 90th in the nation.
North Carolina State is 311th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 136th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 80th in the country in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 94.1 is ranked 100th. In terms of pace they are 132nd in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 222nd. As a team they are 193rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 293rd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Penn State -1.5 and over 149 total points
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