UNC Greensboro at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The UNC Greensboro Spartans travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has North Carolina State as 7.5 point favorites.
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UNC Greensboro heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 15.5 as they are averaging 74.4 points per contest while giving up 58.9 per game. North Carolina State has an overall record of 8-2. They are averaging 84.5 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 14.9.
Valuable UNC Greensboro Spartans Betting Trends
The UNC Greensboro Spartans are 5-0 against the spread this season
The UNC Greensboro Spartans are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Key UNC Greensboro Spartans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
12/15/17 F Abdul-Malik Abu Knee is "?" Saturday vs NC Greensboro
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Francis Alonso averages 18.2 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Marvin Smith averages 10.8 points per game in 23.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Allerik Freeman averages 15.1 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Torin Dorn averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNC Greensboro averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 201st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 223rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 149th in the country. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 130th and 193rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 126th with 14.4 per game. The Spartans allow 58.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 50th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 56th and they give up 8.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in college basketball. They force 18.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 332nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 34th in the country with 84.5 points per game this year. They are 75th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 14.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 273rd in college basketball. They are 94th in the nation in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 90th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Wolfpack are 233rd in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Wolfpack surrender 69.6 points per contest, which ranks them 126th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 163rd and 36th in those defensive statistics. They rank 108th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 171st with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 321st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per game this season.
The Spartans are 162nd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 84.1 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 311th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 145th. As a team they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 15th in Division 1. UNC Greensboro is 120th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 23.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 40th in the nation.
North Carolina State is 293rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 96th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 42nd in the country in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 94.4 is ranked 88th. In terms of pace they are 73rd in Division 1 with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 143rd. As a team they are 122nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 293rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNC Greensboro/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina State -7.5
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