Wofford at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Dean E. Smith Center
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The Wofford Terriers head to Dean E. Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 24.5 point favorites.
Wofford comes into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 70.3 per contest. North Carolina has an overall mark of 10-1. They are averaging 87.2 points per contest and giving up 71.3, which is a point differential of 15.9.
Valuable Wofford Terriers Betting Trends
The Wofford Terriers are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Wofford Terriers are 1-3 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-3 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-4 against the over/under this year
Key Wofford Terriers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/06/17 G Seventh Woods Foot is out indefinitely
11/15/17 G Cameron Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
Fletcher Magee averages 24.1 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is 100%. Cameron Jackson averages 11.8 points per contest in 22.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% for the season while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Luke Maye scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 10.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. Joel Berry averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wofford averages 77.0 points per contest this year, which is 145th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 50th. From 3-point territory they shoot 45%, which is good for 4th in Division 1. They average 30.2 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 343rd and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 241st with 12.8 per game. The Terriers allow 70.3 points per contest, which is 144th in the country. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 302nd and 325th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 205th place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 218th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 19th in the country with 87.2 points per contest this season. They are 44th in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.9. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 45th in Division 1. They are 4th in the country in rebounding with 44.7 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 18.9. The Tar Heels are 206th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Tar Heels give up 71.3 points per game, which ranks them 169th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 53rd and 299th in those defensive statistics. They rank 287th with 15.4 dimes allowed per game and 54th with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 123rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per contest this year.
The Terriers are 70th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 220th. In terms of pace they are 285th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 15th. As a team they are 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 51st in Division 1. Wofford is 158th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 311th in the nation.
North Carolina is 283rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 115th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 33rd in the country in offensive rating with 115.7, and their defensive rating of 94.6 is ranked 82nd. In terms of pace they are 30th in Division 1 with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 80th. As a team they are 85th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 328th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wofford/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wofford +24.5
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