Mercer at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Mercer Bears travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 19 point favorites.
Mercer comes into this game with an overall record of 3-2. They currently have a point differential of 19.6 as they are averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 58.2 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 5-0. They are averaging 93.4 points per contest and giving up 54.6, which is a point differential of 38.8.
Valuable Mercer Bears Betting Trends
The Mercer Bears are 3-1-0 against the spread
The Mercer Bears are 0-3-1 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 4-1-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 1-4-0 against the over/under
Key Mercer Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/14/18 F Ian Steere Transferred is out for season
Ross Cummings averages 10.6 points per game in 26.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Djordje Dimitrijevic comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
C.J. Bryce averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Torin Dorn averages 18.0 points per game while playing 23.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears allow 58.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 66th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 140th, and they give up 10.0 assists per contest which puts them in 52nd place in the NCAA. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 297th in the nation. Mercer averages 77.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 147th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 19.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 174th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 127th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 115th and 106th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 221st with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack surrender 54.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 23% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 65th with 10.6 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 26.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 320th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per game. North Carolina State is 9th in the country with 93.4 points per game this year. They are 10th in the D-1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 38.8. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the nation. They are 13th in the country in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 20.8. The Wolfpack are 260th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Bears are 84th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.8. In terms of pace they are 249th in the country with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 140th. As a team they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 87th in Division 1. Mercer is 211th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 286th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack are 4th in the country in offensive rating with 129.4. In terms of pace they are 143rd in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 11th. As a team they are 10th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 228th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Mercer/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina State -19
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