Louisville vs North Carolina State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State +3.5
The Louisville Cardinals head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 3.5 point favorites.
Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.7 as they are averaging 75.3 points per contest while giving up 62.6 per game. North Carolina State has an overall record of 14-7. They are averaging 74.8 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-9-1 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 10-10-1 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
01/27/20 F Pat Andree Ankle is upgraded to probable Monday vs North Carolina
01/27/20 F Manny Bates Neck is upgraded to probable Monday vs North Carolina
Jordan Nwora comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Steven Enoch averages 10.6 points per contest in 21.1 minutes per game. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Markell Johnson scores 13.2 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 6.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. C.J. Bryce averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 75.3 points per contest, which is 80th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 52nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 11th in the nation. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 80th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 265th with 12.4 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.6 points per contest, which is 34th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 84th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 38th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 97th in the nation with 74.8 points per contest this season. They are 122nd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 251st in the NCAA. They are 138th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 155th in assists per game with 13.5. The Wolfpack are 327th in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Wolfpack give up 68.4 points per game, which ranks them 159th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 163rd and 128th in those defensive statistics. They rank 77th with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 267th with 36.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 216th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 15th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.8. In terms of pace they are 286th in the country with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 48th. As a team they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 205th in Division 1. Louisville is 246th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 334th 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 106.2, which is ranked 81st. They are 159th in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 138th. As a unit they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville -3.5
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