North Carolina State vs Virginia Tech Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia Tech -1
The North Carolina State Wolfpack head to Cassell Coliseum to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 1 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 79.7 points per game while giving up 70.5 per contest. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 11-4. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 61.5, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 8-6-1 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 8-7-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 5-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
01/08/20 G C.J. Bryce Concussion is downgraded to out Wednesday vs Notre Dame
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
DJ Funderburk comes into this game averaging 12.2 points per contest while playing 21.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Markell Johnson averages 13.9 points per contest in 33.3 minutes per game. He averages 6.9 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Landers Nolley II scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Nahiem Alleyne averages 9.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 79.7 points per contest, which is 26th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 49th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 136th in the nation. They average 36.8 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 147th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 306th with 11.9 per game. The Wolfpack allow 70.5 points per contest, which is 217th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 210th and 218th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 206th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 140th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 241st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 193rd in the nation with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 149th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 43rd in the NCAA. They are 191st in D-1 in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 40th in assists per game with 15.8. The Hokies are 350th in turnovers per contest with 9.8. The Hokies give up 61.5 points per game, which ranks them 32nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 69th and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 195th with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 162nd with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hokies are 82nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Wolfpack are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 104th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 73rd. As a team they are 70th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in Division 1. North Carolina State is 320th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia Tech is 343rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hokies are 58th in the country in offensive rating with 108.1. In terms of pace they are 327th in Division 1 with 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 62nd. As a team they are 89th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 11th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina State +1
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