North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Boston College Eagles Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/16/2020
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College +3.5
The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Silvio O. Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has NC State as 3.5 point favorites.
North Carolina State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 69.1 per game. Boston College has an overall mark of 12-13. They are averaging 64.6 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of -4.4.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 12-11-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-15-0 against the over/under
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 11-13-1 against the over/under
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/07/19 F Nik Popovic Back is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
02/15/20 G Chris Herren Jr. Illness is questionable Sunday vs NC State
02/15/20 G Jared Hamilton Illness is questionable Sunday vs NC State
C.J. Bryce comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Markell Johnson averages 13.0 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Derryck Thornton averages 12.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Jay Heath averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 91st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 115th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 221st in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 156th and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 299th with 11.8 per game. The Wolfpack allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 154th and 120th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 278th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 56th place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 322nd in the country with 64.6 points per game this year. They are 329th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -4.4. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 321st in the nation. They are 285th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game, and 233rd in assists per contest with 12.4. The Eagles are 134th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Eagles surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 173rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 207th in those defensive statistics. They rank 217th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 323rd with 38.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 296th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Wolfpack are 99th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 125th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 134th. As a team they are 157th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 198th in Division 1. North Carolina State is 312th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 109th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 92, which is ranked 330th. They are 150th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 324th. As a unit they are 330th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 134th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston College +3.5
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