Notre Dame at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 3 point favorites.
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Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-9. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 76.1 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. North Carolina State has an overall record of 15-7. They are averaging 81.0 points per game and surrendering 73.4, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-11 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-8 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-6 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
02/02/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee is upgraded to "?" Saturday vs NC State
02/02/18 G Matt Farrell Ankle is "?" Saturday vs NC State
01/09/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Temple Gibbs averages 15.7 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Martinas Geben averages 9.9 points per contest in 24.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 7.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Allerik Freeman scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Omer Yurtseven averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 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
Notre Dame averages 76.1 points per contest this year, which is 115th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 170th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 107th in Division 1. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 99th and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 341st with 10.4 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 66.9 points per contest, which is 55th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 74th and 254th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 137th, and they allow 13.7 assists per game which puts them in 212th place in college basketball. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 43rd in the country with 81.0 points per contest this season. They are 126th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 250th in Division 1. They are 100th in the country in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 53rd in assists per game with 16.0. The Wolfpack are 277th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Wolfpack give up 73.4 points per game, which ranks them 220th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 267th and 88th in those defensive statistics. They rank 225th with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 198th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 307th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Fighting Irish are 106th in the country in defensive rating with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 39th. They are 318th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 154th. As a unit they are 127th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 157th in D-1. Notre Dame is 342nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 83rd in the country.
North Carolina State is 320th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 217th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 52nd in the country in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 165th. In terms of pace they are 81st in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 176th. As a team they are 166th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 265th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame +3
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