North Carolina State at Wake Forest College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Lawrence Joel Coliseum
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Lawrence Joel Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 2 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 74.0 per contest. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 10-16. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 74.8, which is a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-10 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 11-8 against the over/under this year
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 9-15 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 10-14 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
02/03/18 C Sam Japhet-Mathias Dismissed is out for season
02/02/18 F Rich Washington Arm is out for season
Omer Yurtseven averages 13.5 points per game in 23.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%. Allerik Freeman averages 14.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Keyshawn Woods averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Bryant Crawford averages 16.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack allow 74.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 228th in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 294th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 158th, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 222nd place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in college basketball. North Carolina State averages 80.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 96th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 206th in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 143rd and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 237th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons surrender 74.8 points per contest, which ranks them 244th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 187th and 330th in those defensive statistics. They rank 264th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest, and 145th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 85th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season. Wake Forest is 169th in Division 1 with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 185th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the nation. They are 172nd in college basketball in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game and 166th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Demon Deacons are 155th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Wolfpack are 194th in the country in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 46th. They are 75th in college basketball in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 133rd. As a unit they are 138th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 258th in D-1. North Carolina State is 300th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 256th in the country.
Wake Forest is 156th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 239th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons are 281st in the nation in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 138th. They are 172nd in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 173rd. As a unit they are 153rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 235th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wake Forest -2
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