NC Central at North Dakota State NCAA Tournament Tips 3/20/2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
University of Dayton Arena
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The North Carolina Central Eagles travel to University of Dayton Arena to play the North Dakota State Bison on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Dakota State as 5.5 point favorites.
North Carolina Central heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-15. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 71.4 points per contest while giving up 66.3 per game. North Dakota State has an overall record of 15-15. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable North Carolina Central Eagles Betting Trends
The North Carolina Central Eagles are 18-11-1 against the spread
The North Carolina Central Eagles are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Important North Dakota State Bison Betting Trends
The North Dakota State Bison are 15-16-0 against the spread
The North Dakota State Bison are 17-10-1 against the over/under
Key North Carolina Central Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Dakota State Bison Injuries
11/09/18 C Jordan Meidinger Knee is out for season
Randy Miller Jr. averages 13.2 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Raasean Davis comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Tyson Ward averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Vinnie Shahid averages 12.8 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 159th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest which puts them in 175th place in the NCAA. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in the nation. North Carolina Central averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 210th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 100th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 310th in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 83rd and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bison surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 197th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 301st and 269th in those defensive statistics. They rank 86th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 82nd with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bison are 3rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 9.9 per game. North Dakota State is 154th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 104th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 72nd in the nation. They are 331st in the country in rebounding with 31.6 boards per game and 293rd in assists per contest with 11.6. The Bison are 331st in turnovers per game with 10.6.
The Eagles have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 168th. They are 207th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 161st. As a unit they are 159th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 241st in D-1. North Carolina Central is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions.
North Dakota State is 311th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bison have an offensive rating of 108.9, which is ranked 66th. They are 293rd in D-1 in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 43rd. As a unit they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina Central/North Dakota State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Dakota State -5.5
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