Davidson at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Dean Smith Center
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The Davidson Wildcats travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 15 point favorites.
Davidson heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 76.5 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. North Carolina has an overall record of 8-3. They are averaging 92.3 points per game and surrendering 75.7, good for a point differential of 16.5.
Valuable Davidson Wildcats Betting Trends
The Davidson Wildcats are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Davidson Wildcats are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-4-2 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-3-0 against the over/under
Key Davidson Wildcats Injuries
12/26/18 G Kellan Grady Knee is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
12/26/18 G KiShawn Pritchett Knee injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kellan Grady comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Jon Axel Gudmundsson averages 18.1 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Cameron Johnson averages 16.6 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Luke Maye averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Davidson averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 128th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 95th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 157th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 174th and 78th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 298th with 11.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 90th and 284th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 86th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 236th place in Division 1. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 4th in the country with 92.3 points per game this year. They are 31st in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 16.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 70th in the nation. They are 4th in the NCAA in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Tar Heels are 113th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Tar Heels surrender 75.7 points per contest, which ranks them 262nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 139th and 162nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 234th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest and 93rd with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 293rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 110.7, which is ranked 72nd. They are 279th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 57th. As a unit they are 62nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in D-1. Davidson is 260th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 252nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels are 19th in the country in offensive rating with 116.1. In terms of pace they are 7th in Division 1 with 79.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 62nd. As a team they are 57th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 307th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Davidson/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina -15
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