North Carolina at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has North Carolina State as 1 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 17.8 as they are averaging 89.9 points per contest while giving up 72.1 per game. North Carolina State has an overall record of 13-1. They are averaging 89.2 points per game and surrendering 66.0, good for a point differential of 23.2.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-4-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 11-3-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/05/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is downgraded to out Saturday vs Pittsburgh
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/14/18 F Ian Steere Transferred is out for season
Cameron Johnson comes into this game averaging 16.3 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Luke Maye averages 14.4 points per contest in 28.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 9.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Torin Dorn scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 25.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Markell Johnson averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.1 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 89.9 points per contest, which is 5th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 17.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 57th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 73rd in the nation. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 148th with 13.9 per game. The Tar Heels allow 72.1 points per contest, which is 204th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 77th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 130th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 215th place in the country. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 295th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 6th in the nation with 89.2 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the country in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 23.2. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the NCAA. They are 26th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.7 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 18.1. The Wolfpack are 130th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Wolfpack give up 66.0 points per game, which ranks them 59th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 122nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 29.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 345th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per contest this year.
The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 114.1, which is ranked 29th. They are 5th in college basketball in pace with 78.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 84th. As a unit they are 68th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 303rd in D-1. North Carolina is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 196th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack are 3rd in the country in offensive rating with 119.9. In terms of pace they are 47th in Division 1 with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 5th. As a team they are 8th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 286th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina +1
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