Harvard at North Carolina State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/24/2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
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The Harvard Crimson travel to Reynold Coliseum to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 10.5 point favorites.
Harvard heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-10. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 71.5 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 21-10. They are averaging 79.7 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of 9.2.
Valuable Harvard Crimson Betting Trends
The Harvard Crimson are 15-13-1 against the spread
The Harvard Crimson are 15-10-1 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 20-14-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Key Harvard Crimson 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 F Sacha Killeya-Jones Eligibility is out for season
Noah Kirkwood averages 10.8 points per game in 26.2 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Bryce Aiken comes into this contest averaging 22.4 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Markell Johnson averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Torin Dorn averages 13.5 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.1 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 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 138th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 170th and 186th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in the nation. Harvard averages 71.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 206th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 90th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 82nd in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 139th and 279th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 156th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 168th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 155th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 134th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 325th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. North Carolina State is 33rd in the country with 79.7 points per game this year. They are 92nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 132nd in the nation. They are 31st in the country in rebounding with 38.7 boards per game and 50th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Wolfpack are 201st in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Crimson have an offensive rating of 102.3, which is ranked 208th. They are 213th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 73rd. As a unit they are 73rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in D-1. Harvard is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.9 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 272nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack are 48th in the country in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 64th in Division 1 with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 127th. As a team they are 143rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 249th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Harvard/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina State -10.5
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