North Carolina State at Notre Dame College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Purcell Pavilion to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 10.5 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 13.7 as they are averaging 84.3 points per game while giving up 70.6 per contest. Notre Dame has an overall mark of 11-3. They are averaging 81.3 points per contest and giving up 65.6, which is a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-4 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 4-3 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-6 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
12/28/17 G Markell Johnson Suspension is out indefinitely
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/05/17 F Austin Torres Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Allerik Freeman averages 15.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Torin Dorn averages 13.5 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Bonzie Colson averages 21.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Matt Farrell averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 84.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 86th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 256th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 59th and 81st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 257th with 12.4 per game. The Wolfpack allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 148th and 70th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 141st place in college basketball. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 312th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 58th in the country with 81.3 points per game this year. They are 34th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 35th in college basketball. They are 181st in the nation in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 151st in assists per contest with 14.4. The Fighting Irish are 349th in turnovers per game with 9.3. The Fighting Irish surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 46th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 105th in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 160th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Irish are 86th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Wolfpack are 98th in the country in defensive rating with 96.4, and their offensive rating of 115.1 is ranked 30th. They are 71st in college basketball in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 127th. As a unit they are 110th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in D-1. North Carolina State is 315th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 108th in the country.
Notre Dame is 350th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 56th in the nation. The Fighting Irish are 17th in the country in offensive rating with 118.4, and their defensive rating of 95.6 is ranked 80th. In terms of pace they are 296th in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 42nd. As a team they are 31st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 224th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame -10.5
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