North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Syracuse Orange Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/11/2020
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse -5.5
The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 5.5 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 74.3 points per game while giving up 68.9 per contest. Syracuse has an overall record of 14-9. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 11-11-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 8-15-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 14-8-1 against the over/under
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
02/06/20 F DJ Funderburk Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable
02/06/20 F Jericole Hellems Undisclosed is questionable
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out for season
01/06/20 F Robert Braswell Leg is out for season
Markell Johnson averages 13.2 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest. He averages 6.6 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%. DJ Funderburk comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Buddy Boeheim averages 16.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Elijah Hughes averages 19.4 points per game while playing 38.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 168th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 168th and 146th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 281st, and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the NCAA. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in the nation. North Carolina State averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 96th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 127th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 255th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 147th and 163rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 316th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 137th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 55th in those defensive statistics. They rank 342nd with 17.0 assists allowed per contest, and 260th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 164th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Syracuse is 107th in the country with 74.0 points per game this year. They are 174th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 100th in the nation. They are 161st in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game and 51st in assists per contest with 14.9. The Orange are 321st in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Wolfpack are 99th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 137th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 157th. As a team they are 177th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 213th in Division 1. North Carolina State is 329th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 310th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 37th in the country in offensive rating with 109. In terms of pace they are 270th in Division 1 with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 104th. As a team they are 91st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 38th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -5.5
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