Iona at North Carolina College Basketball Game Picks 3/22/2019
Friday, March 22, 2019
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The Iona Gaels head to Nationwide Arena to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 26 point favorites.
Iona comes into this game with an overall record of 14-15. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 75.6 per contest. North Carolina has an overall mark of 26-5. They are averaging 86.1 points per contest and giving up 72.9, which is a point differential of 13.1.
Valuable Iona Gaels Betting Trends
The Iona Gaels are 13-18-1 against the spread this season
The Iona Gaels are 15-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 21-10-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iona Gaels Injuries
10/28/18 F Roland Griffin Dismissed is out for season
01/05/19 G Isaiah Ross Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
E.J. Crawford comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Rickey McGill averages 15.5 points per contest in 37.2 minutes per game. He averages 5.0 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Cameron Johnson scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Coby White averages 16.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iona averages 76.8 points per contest, which is 68th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 128th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 135th in the nation. They average 35.2 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 193rd and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 239th with 12.3 per game. The Gaels allow 75.6 points per contest, which is 278th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 222nd and 308th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 301st, and they allow 15.1 assists per game which puts them in 306th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 3rd in the nation with 86.1 points per contest this season. They are 62nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 74th in the NCAA. They are 1st in D-1 in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 19.0. The Tar Heels are 165th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Tar Heels give up 72.9 points per game, which ranks them 218th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 53rd and 90th in those defensive statistics. They rank 263rd with 14.2 dimes allowed per game and 140th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 263rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Gaels have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 85th. They are 83rd in college basketball in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 83rd. As a unit they are 68th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in D-1. Iona is 237th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 292nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels are 23rd in the country in offensive rating with 112.7. In terms of pace they are 7th in Division 1 with 76.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 88th. As a team they are 85th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 249th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iona/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iona +26
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