Hofstra at North Carolina State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/19/2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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The Hofstra Pride travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 8.5 point favorites.
Hofstra comes into this game with an overall record of 25-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.9 as they are averaging 83.6 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 21-10. They are averaging 79.6 points per contest and giving up 70.3, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Hofstra Pride Betting Trends
The Hofstra Pride are 20-13-0 against the spread
The Hofstra Pride are 16-13-1 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 20-13-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Key Hofstra Pride 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
Justin Wright-Foreman comes into this contest averaging 27.0 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Eli Pemberton averages 15.4 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Torin Dorn averages 13.4 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 58%. Markell Johnson averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Hofstra averages 83.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 13th in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 280th and 126th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 343rd with 9.8 per game. The Pride allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 213th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 263rd and 215th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 58th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 290th place in Division 1. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 34th in the country with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 91st in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 126th in the nation. They are 36th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game, and 49th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Wolfpack are 199th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Wolfpack surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 153rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 174th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 146th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 142nd with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 334th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Pride are 3rd in the nation in offensive rating with 119.2. In terms of pace they are 240th in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 11th. As a team they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 163rd in Division 1. Hofstra is 347th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 271st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack are 50th in the country in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 69th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 122nd. As a team they are 130th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 238th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Hofstra/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina State -8.5
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