Wisconsin vs North Carolina State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 12/4/2019
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State -4.5
The Wisconsin Badgers travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 4.5 point favorites.
Wisconsin heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 68.3 points per contest while giving up 61.7 per game. North Carolina State has an overall record of 5-2. They are averaging 83.6 points per game and surrendering 70.4, good for a point differential of 13.1.
Valuable Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 2-5-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-4-0 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
11/22/19 F Micah Potter Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/13/19 F DJ Funderburk Suspension is out indefinitely
Nate Reuvers comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Brad Davison averages 12.1 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%.
C.J. Bryce averages 16.1 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Devon Daniels averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wisconsin averages 68.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 255th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 227th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 264th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 234th and 268th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 251st with 12.6 per game. The Badgers allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 176th and 272nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 132nd place in Division 1. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 16th in the country with 83.6 points per game this year. They are 81st in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 176th in the nation. They are 193rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 109th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Wolfpack are 309th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Wolfpack surrender 70.4 points per contest, which ranks them 215th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 245th and 263rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 152nd with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 218th with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 312th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per game.
The Badgers are 171st in the nation in offensive rating with 102.1. In terms of pace they are 328th in the country with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 198th. As a team they are 139th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 42nd in Division 1. Wisconsin is 186th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 333rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 111.2, which is ranked 40th. They are 61st in D-1 in pace with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 118th. As a unit they are 99th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 263rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wisconsin/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina State -4.5
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