North Carolina at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 2.5 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.8 as they are averaging 82.8 points per contest while giving up 73.0 per game. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 16-8. They are averaging 80.6 points per contest and giving up 73.2, which is a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 13-10 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-10 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 8-9 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/06/17 G Seventh Woods Foot is out indefinitely
01/30/18 G Jalek Felton Suspension is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Luke Maye averages 18.2 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is 62%. Joel Berry averages 17.4 points per contest in 32.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Allerik Freeman scores 14 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Omer Yurtseven averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 7 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 82.8 points per contest this year, which is 30th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 117th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 87th in Division 1. They average 43.4 boards per contest and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 244th with 12.4 per game. The Tar Heels allow 73.0 points per contest, which is 202nd in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 320th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 45th, and they allow 15.2 assists per game which puts them in 298th place in college basketball. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 44th in the country with 80.6 points per contest this season. They are 126th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 254th in Division 1. They are 97th in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per contest and 44th in assists per game with 16.2. The Wolfpack are 255th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Wolfpack give up 73.2 points per game, which ranks them 210th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 280th and 84th in those defensive statistics. They rank 212th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 165th with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 304th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Tar Heels are 129th in the country in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 26th. They are 60th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 126th. As a unit they are 136th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 249th in D-1. North Carolina is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 163rd in the country.
North Carolina State is 306th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 234th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 53rd in the country in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 167th. In terms of pace they are 83rd in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 163rd. As a team they are 162nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 257th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina -2.5
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