Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 8.5 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 18-9 and a road record of 6-5. They are 14-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-16. The Wolfpack have an overall record of 15-14 and a home record of 11-6. They have an over/under record of 16-10 and they are 10-16 against the spread.
London Perrantes comes into this contest averaging 12.3 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Marial Shayok averages 9.6 points per game in 22.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Dennis Smith Jr. averages 18.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wolfpack. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Terry Henderson averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Virginia averages 67 points per contest this season which ranks them 292nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 75th in the country. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 297th and 112th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 9.8 per game. The Cavaliers allow 55.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 45th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 176th in Division 1.
NC State averages 79.1 points per game this year which ranks them 44th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 128th and 80th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolfpack rank 209th with 13.5 per game. The Wolfpack allow 80.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 321st in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 213th and 230th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36 rebounds a game which ranks 212th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 252nd place in the nation. The Wolfpack force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 300th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 66.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 48 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 108.9 and they assist on 56.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.4%. The Cavaliers give up 60.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolfpack score 84.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.6 points per game. The Wolfpack have a rating on offense of 107.9 and 52.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. North Carolina State turns it over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.7%. The Wolfpack give up 76.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-11 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-16 against the over/under
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 10-16 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 16-10 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/23/16 F Lennard Freeman Leg expected to redshirt
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia -8.5
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