North Carolina State vs Virginia Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/20/2020
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia -2.5
The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Monday, January 20, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 2.5 point favorites.
North Carolina State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 77.4 points per contest while giving up 69.2 per game. Virginia has an overall mark of 12-5. They are averaging 55.8 points per contest and giving up 49.5, which is a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-8-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-11-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Markell Johnson comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 56%. DJ Funderburk averages 13.1 points per game in 23.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Mamadi Diakite averages 13.4 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Kihei Clark averages 9.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 77.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 48th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 86th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 190th in the nation. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 118th and 126th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 321st with 11.5 per game. The Wolfpack allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 189th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 160th and 186th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 249th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 98th place in Division 1. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 348th in the country with 55.8 points per game this year. They are 313th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 345th in the nation. They are 220th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 303rd in assists per contest with 11.4. The Cavaliers are 253rd in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Cavaliers surrender 49.5 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in D-1. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 8.5 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 152nd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Wolfpack are 49th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.4. In terms of pace they are 123rd in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 101st. As a team they are 114th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 194th in Division 1. North Carolina State is 334th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 84th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 91.4, which is ranked 329th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 60.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 323rd. As a unit they are 333rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 175th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia -2.5
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