North Carolina State vs Auburn Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/19/2019
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn -6
The North Carolina State Wolfpack head to Auburn Arena to take on the Auburn Tigers on Thursday, December 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 6 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 82.5 points per game while giving up 70.6 per contest. Auburn has an overall record of 9-0. They are averaging 83.0 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of 15.9.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 6-4-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 6-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
C.J. Bryce comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Markell Johnson averages 13.0 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game. He averages 6.2 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Samir Doughty scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Isaac Okoro averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 82.5 points per contest, which is 16th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 36th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 45th in the nation. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 262nd and 119th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 309th with 11.7 per game. The Wolfpack allow 70.6 points per contest, which is 219th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 240th and 308th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 89th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 283rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 14th in the nation with 83.0 points per contest this season. They are 68th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 15.9. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 168th in the NCAA. They are 10th in D-1 in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 111th in assists per game with 14.4. The Tigers are 232nd in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Tigers give up 67.1 points per game, which ranks them 150th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 114th and 67th in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 196th with 35.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 199th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Wolfpack are 23rd in the nation in offensive rating with 113.3. In terms of pace they are 110th in the country with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 42nd. As a team they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 231st in Division 1. North Carolina State is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 295th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 113.5, which is ranked 21st. They are 104th in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 53rd. As a unit they are 78th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 68th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina State +6
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