Miami vs North Carolina State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State -2
The Miami Hurricanes travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 2 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 10-5. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 72.1 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall mark of 11-5. They are averaging 78.4 points per contest and giving up 70.6, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 8-7-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-9-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/08/20 F Keith Stone Knee is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
01/11/20 G C.J. Bryce Concussion is questionable
Chris Lykes averages 15.3 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kameron McGusty comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Markell Johnson averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 7.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 52%. DJ Funderburk averages 12.6 points per game while playing 21.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 249th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 278th and 166th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 322nd, and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 305th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in the nation. Miami averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 147th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 95th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 74th in D-1. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 313th and 310th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 11.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 215th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 187th and 240th in those defensive statistics. They rank 141st with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 234th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 224th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. North Carolina State is 36th in the country with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 80th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 188th in the nation. They are 134th in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 125th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Wolfpack are 314th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Hurricanes are 107th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.7. In terms of pace they are 243rd in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 101st. As a team they are 121st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 206th in Division 1. Miami is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 108.6, which is ranked 43rd. They are 103rd in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 102nd. As a unit they are 114th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina State -2
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