Louisville at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Louisville Cardinals head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 2.5 point favorites.
Louisville comes into this game with an overall record of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 70.1 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall record of 20-10. They are averaging 81.2 points per game and surrendering 74.1, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 14-12 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 16-10 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 12-11 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-10 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Deng Adel averages 15.3 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Quentin Snider averages 12.2 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.9 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Allerik Freeman scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Torin Dorn averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 76.9 points per contest this year, which is 89th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 128th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 109th in Division 1. They average 37.1 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 88th and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 266th with 12.0 per game. The Cardinals allow 70.1 points per contest, which is 118th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 59th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in college basketball. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 40th in the country with 81.2 points per contest this season. They are 69th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 102nd in Division 1. They are 133rd in the country in rebounding with 36.0 boards per contest and 37th in assists per game with 16.3. The Wolfpack are 229th in turnovers per contest with 12.5. The Wolfpack give up 74.1 points per game, which ranks them 224th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 288th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 185th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 315th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 120th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 98 is ranked 59th. In terms of pace they are 139th in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 146th. As a team they are 124th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 231st in Division 1. Louisville is 283rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 14th in the nation.
North Carolina State is 290th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 227th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 37th in the country in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 174th. In terms of pace they are 65th in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 99th. As a team they are 104th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 262nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville +2.5
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