Memphis vs North Carolina State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/28/2019
Game: Memphis Tigers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State +2
The Memphis Tigers head to Barclays Center to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Thursday, November 28, 2019. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 2 point favorites.
Memphis comes into this game with an overall record of 5-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.3 as they are averaging 86.7 points per game while giving up 65.3 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 84.5 points per contest and giving up 68.3, which is a point differential of 16.2.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 3-3-0 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 4-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-3-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
11/25/19 G Lester Quinones Hand is out indefinitely
11/20/19 C James Wiseman Ineligible 12-game suspension (eligible to return 1/12 vs South Florida)
11/06/19 C Malcolm Dandridge Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/13/19 F DJ Funderburk Suspension is out indefinitely
D.J. Jeffries comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while playing 25.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Precious Achiuwa averages 15.0 points per contest in 25.0 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 48%.
C.J. Bryce scores 17.7 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Devon Daniels averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 86.7 points per contest, which is 11th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 21.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 267th in the nation. They average 42.3 boards per contest and 18.0 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 69th with 15.7 per game. The Tigers allow 65.3 points per contest, which is 129th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 167th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 147th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 164th place in the country. They force 20.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 21st in the nation with 84.5 points per contest this season. They are 73rd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 16.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 171st in the NCAA. They are 134th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 98th in assists per game with 15.0. The Wolfpack are 263rd in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Wolfpack give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 178th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 205th and 162nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 149th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 189th with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 314th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.8 per contest this year.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 109.5, which is ranked 61st. They are 7th in college basketball in pace with 79.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 58th. As a unit they are 62nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 289th in D-1. Memphis is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 308th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 110.9, which is ranked 45th. They are 57th in D-1 in pace with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 106th. As a unit they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 258th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -2
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