North Carolina State vs Wake Forest NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 12/7/2019
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Wake Forest +2
The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has N.C. State as 2 point favorites.
North Carolina State heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 81.8 points per contest while giving up 68.4 per game. Wake Forest has an overall mark of 5-4. They are averaging 72.6 points per contest and giving up 70.7, which is a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 4-4-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Important Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 5-4-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/13/19 F DJ Funderburk Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
12/02/19 G Jahcobi Neath Disciplinary is questionable
12/02/19 G Sharone Wright Jr. Illness is questionable
12/02/19 G Michael Wynn Disciplinary is questionable
C.J. Bryce comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Jericole Hellems averages 12.3 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Brandon Childress averages 15.1 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Olivier Sarr averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 81.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 70th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 203rd and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 336th with 10.9 per game. The Wolfpack allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 172nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 220th and 209th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 226th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 106th place in Division 1. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wake Forest is 171st in the country with 72.6 points per game this year. They are 281st in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 162nd in the nation. They are 34th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game, and 132nd in assists per contest with 14.0. The Demon Deacons are 120th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Demon Deacons surrender 70.7 points per contest, which ranks them 226th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 202nd and 99th in those defensive statistics. They rank 177th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 164th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Demon Deacons are 27th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game.
The Wolfpack are 45th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.2. In terms of pace they are 109th in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 105th. As a team they are 93rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 256th in Division 1. North Carolina State is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions.
Wake Forest is 170th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Demon Deacons have an offensive rating of 100, which is ranked 213th. They are 139th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 305th. As a unit they are 250th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 335th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Wake Forest college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wake Forest +2
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