North Carolina State vs Duke Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 3/2/2020
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Duke Blue Devils
Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Duke -13
The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium to play the Duke Blue Devils on Monday, March 2, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Duke as 13 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 18-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 74.6 points per game while giving up 69.7 per contest. Duke has an overall record of 23-6. They are averaging 82.1 points per game and surrendering 67.7, good for a point differential of 14.4.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-15-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 12-17-0 against the over/under
Important Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
The Duke Blue Devils are 14-15-0 against the spread
The Duke Blue Devils are 20-9-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Duke Blue Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
C.J. Bryce comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Markell Johnson averages 13.1 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Vernon Carey Jr. averages 17.6 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest this year. 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 65%. Tre Jones averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 91st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 119th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 246th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 169th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 266th with 12.1 per game. The Wolfpack allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 188th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 156th and 98th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 284th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 46th place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Duke is 4th in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 31st in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 91st in the nation. They are 16th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Blue Devils are 160th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Blue Devils surrender 67.7 points per contest, which ranks them 128th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 125th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 148th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Devils are 304th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Wolfpack are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 105.1. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 150th. As a team they are 157th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 223rd in Division 1. North Carolina State is 293rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Duke is 268th 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 110.5, which is ranked 18th. They are 35th in D-1 in pace with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 63rd. As a unit they are 68th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 296th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Duke college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Duke -13
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