North Carolina State vs Duke Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 3/12/2020
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Duke -8
The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Greensboro Coliseum to play the Duke Blue Devils on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 8 point favorites.
North Carolina State heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 74.7 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. Duke has an overall mark of 25-6. They are averaging 82.5 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 15-16-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 16-15-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 22-9-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
03/09/20 F Manny Bates Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Pittsburgh
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Markell Johnson averages 13.0 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%. C.J. Bryce comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Tre Jones averages 16.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Vernon Carey Jr. averages 17.8 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 198th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 176th and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 287th, and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 51st place in the NCAA. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in the nation. North Carolina State averages 74.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 82nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 100th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 248th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 158th and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 272nd with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Devils surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 138th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 101st and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 109th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest, and 147th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 295th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Duke is 2nd in the country with 82.5 points per game this year. They are 27th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 76th in the nation. They are 16th in the country in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Blue Devils are 163rd in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Wolfpack are 95th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.3. In terms of pace they are 103rd in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 129th. As a team they are 144th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 218th in Division 1. North Carolina State is 296th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 267th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Devils have an offensive rating of 111.4, which is ranked 15th. They are 37th in D-1 in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 55th. As a unit they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 299th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Duke -8
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