Wake Forest at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 4.5 point favorites.
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Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 8-9. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 76.6 points per game while giving up 74.1 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 81.3 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 8.7.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-9 against the spread this season
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-10 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 5-6 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Bryant Crawford averages 16.1 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 33% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Keyshawn Woods averages 14.7 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Allerik Freeman scores 14.3 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Torin Dorn averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest averages 76.6 points per contest this year, which is 121st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 164th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 29th in Division 1. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 154th and 184th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 161st with 13.5 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 74.1 points per contest, which is 224th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 153rd and 339th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd, and they allow 14.6 assists per game which puts them in 266th place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 166th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 44th in the country with 81.3 points per contest this season. They are 109th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 260th in Division 1. They are 120th in the country in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 104th in assists per game with 15.1. The Wolfpack are 287th in turnovers per contest with 12.1. The Wolfpack give up 72.6 points per game, which ranks them 190th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 243rd and 121st in those defensive statistics. They rank 149th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 183rd with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 316th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Demon Deacons are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 260th. In terms of pace they are 172nd in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 137th. As a team they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 192nd in Division 1. Wake Forest is 170th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 244th in the nation.
North Carolina State is 317th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 196th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 43rd in the country in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 158th. In terms of pace they are 99th in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 167th. As a team they are 157th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 296th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wake Forest +4.5
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