UNI at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Dean E. Smith Center
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The UNI Panthers head to Dean E. Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday, November 10, 2017.
UNI heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 14-15. They had a point differential of -2.6 as they averaged 61.8 points per contest while giving up 64.4 per game. North Carolina had an overall record of 26-6 last season. They averaged 84.9 points per game and surrendered 70.6, good for a point differential of 14.3.
Valuable UNI Panthers Betting Trends
The UNI Panthers were 10-19 against the spread last season
The UNI Panthers were 12-16 against the over/under last year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels were 16-15 against the spread last season
The North Carolina Tar Heels were 11-19 against the over/under last year
Key UNI Panthers Injuries
11/06/17 G Hunter Rhodes Foot is "?" Friday vs. North Carolina
11/06/17 C Justin Dahl Neck is "?" Friday vs. North Carolina
11/06/17 G Wyatt Lohaus Toe is "?" Friday vs. North Carolina
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
11/06/17 G Joel Berry II Hand is out indefinitely
Jeremy Morgan averaged 14.8 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributed 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was 78%. Bennett Koch averaged 11 points per contest in 20.3 minutes per game last year. He averaged 0.4 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 57% for the season while his free throw percentage was 76%.
Justin Jackson scored 18.3 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 4.7 rebounds per contest and had 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage finished at 75%. Joel Berry averaged 14.7 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brought in 3.1 rebounds per game and had 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNI averaged 61.8 points per contest last year, which was 344th in the nation. Their average scoring margin was -2.6 and their shooting percentage was 40% as a unit, which had them ranked 339th. From 3-point territory they shot 33%, which was good for 292nd in Division 1. They averaged 29.3 boards per contest and 9.9 assists per game, which ranked them 347th and 347th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 311th with 11.4 per game. The Panthers allowed 64.4 points per contest, which was 28th in the country. They also surrendered a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 132nd and 261st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 36.6 rebounds a game which ranked 250th, and they allowed 12.2 assists per game which put them in 97th place in college basketball. They forced 13.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 244th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina was 12th in the country with 84.9 points per contest last season. They were 47th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 14.3. They shot 37% from beyond the arc, which was good for 104th in Division 1. They were 1st in the country in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 18.2. The Tar Heels were 281st in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Tar Heels gave up 70.6 points per game, which ranked them 131st in the nation. Their defense surrendered a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 64th and 148th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 57th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 13th with 30.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels were 224th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest last year.
The Panthers were 77th in the country in defensive rating last season with 98.3, and their offensive rating of 94.4 was ranked 330th. They were 339th in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% was 316th. As a unit they were 301st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in D-1. UNI was 196th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 50%, which was 176th in the country.
North Carolina was 338th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%, which was 92nd in the nation. The Tar Heels were 8th in the country in offensive rating with 117.1, and their defensive rating of 97.4 was ranked 58th. In terms of pace they were 59th in Division 1 with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 97th. As a team they were 102nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 307th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNI/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UNI
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