North Carolina State at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/14/2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 4.5 point favorites.
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North Carolina State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 80.9 points per contest while giving up 74.1 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 17-8. They are averaging 68.9 points per contest and giving up 63.4, which is a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 8-10 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 10-8 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 10-13 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 10-13 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
02/13/18 F Matthew Moyer Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs NC State
02/01/18 G Howard Washington Leg is out for season
Allerik Freeman averages 14.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Omer Yurtseven averages 13.8 points per game in 23.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Tyus Battle averages 20.3 points per game while playing 38.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Franklin Howard averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 80.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 40th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 107th. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 224th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 117th and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 257th with 12.2 per game. The Wolfpack allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 234th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 296th and 82nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 179th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 215th place in college basketball. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 316th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 288th in the country with 68.9 points per game this year. They are 303rd in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 314th in college basketball. They are 46th in the nation in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 326th in assists per contest with 11.2. The Orange are 246th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Orange surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 98th in those defensive statistics. They rank 322nd with 15.8 assists allowed per contest and 83rd with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 177th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Wolfpack are 189th in the country in defensive rating with 102.3, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 49th. They are 70th in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 153rd. As a unit they are 147th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 266th in D-1. North Carolina State is 311th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 249th in the country.
Syracuse is 221st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 19th in the nation. The Orange are 193rd in the country in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 95.6 is ranked 34th. In terms of pace they are 344th in Division 1 with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 321st. As a team they are 289th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 303rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse -4.5
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