Campbell Fighting Camels vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Campbell Fighting Camels vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Campbell (+21.5)
PNC Arena is the site where and the NC State Wolfpack (3-1) will take on the Campbell Fighting Camels (4-1) on Saturday. North Carolina State opens this matchup as 21.5-point favorites. The total is set at 145.
Campbell comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 4-1 for the campaign. They average 84.4 points per game (39th in Division 1) on 54.6% from the field. The Fighting Camels are hitting 36.2% on shots from downtown (38 of 105) and 63.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Campbell is pulling down 31.8 boards per game and is sitting with 79 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 131st in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 11.8 times per game and as a group are committing 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Fighting Camels are able to force 17.6 turnovers per game and they draw 21.2 personal fouls. They are 77th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 47 surrendered on the season. The Fighting Camels defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.3% (126 of 278) and they concede 32.0 boards per game as a group. They are relinquishing 33.9% on 3-pointers while they are 201st in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.4).
The Campbell Fighting Camels stepped onto the hardwood against the Elon Phoenix and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 66-56 in their last contest. Campbell finished the game having earned a 42.2% FG percentage (19 out of 45) and made 5 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Fighting Camels made 13 of 26 tries for a rate of 50.0%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 20 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 7 assists in this matchup while getting 12 steals and 4 blocks. With respect to the defense, Campbell allowed the other team to go 42.2% from the field on 19 of 45. Elon totaled 10 assists and 8 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Phoenix had 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Elon finished the game at 78.6% from the free throw line by converting 11 of their 14 shots. They also made 11 of 21 tries from 3-point range.
Cedric Henderson is one player who saw a lot of court time for the contest. He had 12 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 39 minutes played and also grabbed 5 boards. Henderson ended up going 41.7% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this contest for the Fighting Camels was Jordan Whitfield. He collected 3 rebounds and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 83.3% from the floor for the game by connecting on 5-of-6 (14 points). When this game wrapped up, Whitfield was on the hardwood for 31 min.
North Carolina State has a mark of 3-1 this season. The Wolfpack commit 17.5 personal fouls per game and they shoot 67.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 16.0 times per game (71st in Division 1) and they are losing possession via turnover 9.3 times per contest. North Carolina State has accounted for 340 points on the campaign (85.0 per game) and they pull in 31.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wolfpack are connecting on 49.4% from the floor, which ranks 74th in Division 1. The Wolfpack on the defensive end are ranked 56th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 62.8. They have conceded 11.5 dimes and 38.5 rebounds every game, which is 113th and 256th in those defensive categories. The North Carolina State defense surrenders 35.7% on 3-point attempts (20 of 56) and their opponents are knocking down 66.3% of their free throw shots. They have forced 22.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (168th in the nation).
In their last game, the NC State Wolfpack walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-69 against the Saint Louis Billikens. The Wolfpack pulled down 18 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 23 for the matchup. They also turned away 9 tries while recording 12 steals in this contest. The Billikens had 17 fouls in this contest which got the Wolfpack to the free throw line for 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of them for a clip of 71.4%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, North Carolina State converted 4 of 18 attempts (22.2%). When the game finished, the Wolfpack finished the game shooting 25 out of 66 from the field which had them shooting 37.9%. The Wolfpack allowed the Billikens to knock down 26 of 58 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.8% in the game. They shot 41.7% from three-point range by shooting 5 out of 12 and ended up going 23 out of 31 from the charity stripe (74.2%). In the matter of attacking the glass, North Carolina State allowed Saint Louis to snag 50 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Manny Bates saw the court a lot for the Wolfpack in the game. He converted 8 out of 15 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, which got him 20 points. Bates grabbed 7 rebounds in his 37 mins and accumulated 2 assists in this game. Another guy who saw a lot of minutes for North Carolina State was Devon Daniels. He ended up walking away with 15 points in 36 minutes on the court by way of 5 of 16 shooting for this game. Daniels finished going 31.3% from the field and also earning 3 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Campbell (+21.5)
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