Pittsburgh vs North Carolina State Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/29/2020
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State -8.5
The Pittsburgh Panthers head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has North Carolina State as 8.5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-14. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 64.9 points per contest while giving up 64.6 per game. North Carolina State has an overall record of 17-11. They are averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-16-1 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 14-14-1 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-14-1 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 11-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
02/07/20 G Onyebuchi Ezeakudo Ankle is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trey McGowens averages 11.8 points per contest in 33.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Justin Champagnie comes into this game averaging 12.3 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Markell Johnson averages 13.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 61%. C.J. Bryce scores 13.3 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers allow 64.6 points per contest which is 53rd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 157th and 246th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 250th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 267th place in D-1. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 306th in Division 1. Pittsburgh averages 64.9 points per contest, which is 314th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 328th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 334th in the nation. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 231st and 220th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 287th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack give up 69.6 points per game, which ranks them 185th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 151st and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 10.8 dimes allowed per game and 287th with 37.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 243rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest. North Carolina State is 93rd in the country with 74.5 points per contest this season. They are 117th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 217th in the country. They are 136th in the nation in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 163rd in assists per game with 13.3. The Wolfpack are 282nd in turnovers per contest with 12.0.
The Panthers have an offensive rating of 98.6, which is ranked 245th. They are 328th in college basketball in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 342nd. As a unit they are 327th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 289th in D-1. Pittsburgh is 254th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 299th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 104.9, which is ranked 104th. They are 106th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 137th. As a unit they are 162nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 223rd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +8.5 and over 136 total points
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