Georgia Tech at North Carolina State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 11.5 point favorites.
Georgia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-17. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 65.2 points per contest while giving up 66.4 per game. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 20-9. They are averaging 82.0 points per contest and giving up 71.6, which is a point differential of 10.4.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 18-12-0 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 12-18-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 18-11-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 14-15-0 against the over/under
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/14/18 F Ian Steere Transferred is out for season
02/14/19 G Eric Lockett Suspension is out indefinitely
02/14/19 F Sacha Killeya-Jones Eligibility is out for season
Jose Alvarado comes into this contest averaging 12.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. James Banks III averages 10.2 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Torin Dorn averages 13.9 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 60%. C.J. Bryce averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 65.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 328th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 233rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 334th in the nation. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 264th and 187th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 54th with 14.6 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 51st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 244th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 264th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 21st in the country with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 60th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 64th in the nation. They are 42nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 31st in assists per contest with 15.8. The Wolfpack are 162nd in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Wolfpack surrender 71.6 points per contest, which ranks them 183rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 189th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 122nd with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 124th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 334th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 95, which is ranked 325th. They are 228th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 283rd. As a unit they are 287th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 290th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 258th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack are 32nd in the country in offensive rating with 112. In terms of pace they are 45th in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 79th. As a team they are 93rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 258th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina State -11.5
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