Notre Dame vs North Carolina State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/8/2020
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State -1
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 1 point favorites.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall record of 10-4. They are averaging 80.2 points per game and surrendering 70.6, good for a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-6-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
01/06/20 G Rex Pflueger Knee left last game, is questionable
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
01/04/20 G C.J. Bryce Concussion is questionable
Temple Gibbs averages 12.9 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. John Mooney comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 13.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 55%.
Markell Johnson averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 6.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 48%. C.J. Bryce averages 16.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 88th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 50th and 208th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 331st, and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 240th place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in the nation. Notre Dame averages 76.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 87th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 255th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 106th in D-1. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 33rd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 9.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 216th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 200th and 215th in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 214th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 243rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game. North Carolina State is 27th in the country with 80.2 points per game this year. They are 44th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 125th in the nation. They are 145th in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 143rd in assists per contest with 13.9. The Wolfpack are 289th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 107.9, which is ranked 66th. They are 190th in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 167th. As a unit they are 183rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in D-1. Notre Dame is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 312th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 110, which is ranked 32nd. They are 83rd in D-1 in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 64th. As a unit they are 68th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 219th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina State -1
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