Auburn at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Auburn Tigers travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 1 point favorites.
Auburn comes into this game with an overall record of 9-1. They currently have a point differential of 22.5 as they are averaging 84.8 points per game while giving up 62.3 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 9-1. They are averaging 88.9 points per contest and giving up 63.6, which is a point differential of 25.3.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 5-3-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 8-2-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/14/18 F Ian Steere Transferred is out for season
Bryce Brown comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Jared Harper averages 16.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Torin Dorn averages 16.0 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. C.J. Bryce averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn averages 84.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 22.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 165th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 134th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 42nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 266th with 12.3 per game. The Tigers allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 47th and 211th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 127th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 44th place in Division 1. They force 19.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 9th in the country with 88.9 points per game this year. They are 4th in Division 1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 25.3. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the nation. They are 34th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Wolfpack are 251st in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Wolfpack surrender 63.6 points per contest, which ranks them 37th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 85th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 29.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 339th in country in forcing turnovers with 18.2 per game.
The Tigers are 9th in the nation in offensive rating with 117.9. In terms of pace they are 218th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 111th. As a team they are 127th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 22nd in Division 1. Auburn is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 290th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack are 4th in the country in offensive rating with 120.6. In terms of pace they are 72nd in Division 1 with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 9th. As a team they are 12th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 291st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina State -1
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