North Carolina State at Georgia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/1/2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to McCamish Pavilion to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has North Carolina State as 2 point favorites.
North Carolina State heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 81.4 points per contest while giving up 74.0 per game. Georgia Tech has an overall record of 11-18. They are averaging 64.9 points per game and surrendering 67.4, good for a point differential of -2.5.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 12-10 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 12-10 against the over/under this year
Important Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 12-13 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 12-13 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
02/11/18 G Jose Alvarado Arm is out for season
02/02/18 G Curtis Haywood II Leg is out for season
Torin Dorn averages 13.6 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Allerik Freeman averages 15.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Tadric Jackson averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Josh Okogie averages 18.2 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack allow 74.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 217th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 287th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 185th, and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 198th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in college basketball. North Carolina State averages 81.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 38th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 65th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 118th in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 133rd and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 221st with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Yellow Jackets surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 53rd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 121st and 327th in those defensive statistics. They rank 248th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 88th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Yellow Jackets are 90th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season. Georgia Tech is 334th in Division 1 with 64.9 points per game this year. They are 289th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 318th in the nation. They are 275th in college basketball in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game and 264th in assists per contest with 12.5. The Yellow Jackets are 207th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Wolfpack are 169th in the country in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 38th. They are 62nd in college basketball in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 95th. As a unit they are 103rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 254th in D-1. North Carolina State is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 217th in the country.
Georgia Tech is 128th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 122nd in the nation. The Yellow Jackets are 301st in the country in offensive rating with 98.8, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 183rd. In terms of pace they are 334th in Division 1 with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 328th. As a team they are 318th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 334th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Georgia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgia Tech +2
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