North Carolina State at Boston College Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 1.5 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 20-10. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 81.3 points per game while giving up 71.3 per contest. Boston College has an overall record of 14-15. They are averaging 71.7 points per game and surrendering 72.5, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 18-12-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 15-14-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 15-14-0 against the over/under
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
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
03/08/19 F Jairus Hamilton Ankle is questionable Saturday vs NC State
03/08/19 G Wynston Tabbs Knee is questionable Saturday vs NC State
Markell Johnson averages 11.7 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Torin Dorn comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 59%.
Nik Popovic averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Ky Bowman averages 19.3 points per game while playing 39.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 213th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd, and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 145th place in the NCAA. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 335th in the nation. North Carolina State averages 81.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 74th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 90th in D-1. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 40th and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 172nd with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 72.5 points per contest, which ranks them 210th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 74th and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 261st with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 309th with 37.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 54th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game. Boston College is 208th in the country with 71.7 points per game this year. They are 236th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 272nd in the nation. They are 103rd in the country in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game and 251st in assists per contest with 12.5. The Eagles are 249th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 111.4, which is ranked 38th. They are 49th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 100th. As a unit they are 114th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 243rd in D-1. North Carolina State is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 237th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 103, which is ranked 192nd. They are 221st in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 253rd. As a unit they are 254th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 182nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College +1.5
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