North Carolina vs North Carolina State predictions 1/27/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State -6.5
The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Monday, January 27, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 6.5 point favorites.
North Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 9-10. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 71.1 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 14-6. They are averaging 75.3 points per contest and giving up 68.1, which is a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-13-0 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-10-1 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 10-9-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-13-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
12/15/19 G Cole Anthony Knee is out indefinitely
01/26/20 G Jeremiah Francis Knee is questionable Monday vs NC State
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
01/26/20 F Pat Andree Ankle is questionable Monday vs North Carolina
01/26/20 F Manny Bates Neck is questionable Monday vs North Carolina
Armando Bacot comes into this contest averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 23.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 63%. Garrison Brooks averages 15.1 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 9.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
DJ Funderburk averages 12.8 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Markell Johnson averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 178th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 293rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 309th in the nation. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 206th with 13.1 per game. The Tar Heels allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 225th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 99th and 225th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 138th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 250th place in Division 1. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 89th in the country with 75.3 points per game this year. They are 118th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 230th in the nation. They are 132nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 148th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Wolfpack are 319th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Wolfpack surrender 68.1 points per contest, which ranks them 149th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 145th and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 79th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 257th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 219th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Tar Heels are 231st in the nation in offensive rating with 99.2. In terms of pace they are 127th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 325th. As a team they are 331st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 307th in Division 1. North Carolina is 270th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 331st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 106.7, which is ranked 74th. They are 156th in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 128th. As a unit they are 152nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 202nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina State -6.5
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