North Carolina State at Miami College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2019
Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday, January 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has NC State as 3 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 24.6 as they are averaging 89.4 points per game while giving up 64.8 per contest. Miami has an overall mark of 8-4. They are averaging 77.6 points per contest and giving up 67.6, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 10-3-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 4-8-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/14/18 F Ian Steere Transferred is out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
11/09/18 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out indefinitely
Markell Johnson averages 11.8 points per game in 21.8 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Torin Dorn comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Zach Johnson averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Chris Lykes averages 16.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 116th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 81st place in the NCAA. They force 19.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 347th in the nation. North Carolina State averages 89.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 24.6 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 7th in D-1. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 46th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 135th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes surrender 67.6 points per contest, which ranks them 88th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 186th and 69th in those defensive statistics. They rank 151st with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 189th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 270th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Miami is 100th in the country with 77.6 points per game this year. They are 103rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 112th in the nation. They are 227th in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game and 143rd in assists per contest with 14.3. The Hurricanes are 247th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 120, which is ranked 4th. They are 44th in college basketball in pace with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 4th. As a unit they are 9th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 300th in D-1. North Carolina State is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 227th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes are 98th in the country in offensive rating with 108.8. In terms of pace they are 146th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 86th. As a team they are 80th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 93rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami +3
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