North Carolina State vs North Carolina Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/25/2020
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina -3
The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 3 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 17-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 69.0 per contest. North Carolina has an overall record of 10-17. They are averaging 70.6 points per game and surrendering 71.7, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-13-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 10-17-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-17-0 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-14-2 against the over/under
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
02/24/20 F Pat Andree Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs North Carolina
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
02/24/20 F Garrison Brooks Illness is questionable Tuesday vs NC State
02/24/20 G Justin Pierce Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs NC State
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
C.J. Bryce comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 33.7 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 36% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Markell Johnson averages 13.0 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Cole Anthony averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Garrison Brooks averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 95th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 126th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 222nd in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 128th and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 287th with 11.9 per game. The Wolfpack allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 164th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 139th and 103rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 288th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 50th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 197th in the country with 70.6 points per game this year. They are 293rd in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 332nd in the nation. They are 2nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game, and 77th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Tar Heels are 164th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Tar Heels surrender 71.7 points per contest, which ranks them 244th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 120th and 207th in those defensive statistics. They rank 237th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 154th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 41st in country in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game.
The Wolfpack are 103rd in the nation in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 114th in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 152nd. As a team they are 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 230th in Division 1. North Carolina State is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 244th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 98.7, which is ranked 244th. They are 121st in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 333rd. As a unit they are 335th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 324th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina -3
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