Pittsburgh at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 12.5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh comes into this game with an overall record of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 65.3 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 13-2. They are averaging 88.7 points per contest and giving up 67.6, which is a point differential of 21.1.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 11-3-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/14/18 C Peace Ilegomah Transferred is out for season
01/05/19 G Sidy N'Dir Leg is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/14/18 F Ian Steere Transferred is out for season
Trey McGowens averages 13.8 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Xavier Johnson comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Markell Johnson averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 22.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Torin Dorn averages 14.3 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 265th, and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 196th place in the NCAA. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 330th in the nation. Pittsburgh averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 103rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 135th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 191st in D-1. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 69th and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 123rd with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack surrender 67.6 points per contest, which ranks them 88th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 128th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 105th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 346th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.6 per game. North Carolina State is 7th in the country with 88.7 points per game this year. They are 5th in the D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 21.1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the nation. They are 34th in the country in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Wolfpack are 134th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Panthers are 142nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 95th in the country with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 174th. As a team they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 271st in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 135th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 211th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack are 8th in the country in offensive rating with 118.1. In terms of pace they are 29th in Division 1 with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 282nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina State -12.5
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