Wake Forest vs North Carolina State Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 3/6/2020
Game: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State -8.5
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Friday, March 6, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 8.5 point favorites.
Wake Forest comes into this game with an overall record of 13-16. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 74.3 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall record of 18-12. They are averaging 74.4 points per game and surrendering 70.3, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 16-13-0 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 19-8-2 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-16-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-17-0 against the over/under
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
03/04/20 G Torry Johnson Leg is questionable Friday vs NC State
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Olivier Sarr averages 13.5 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Brandon Childress comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Markell Johnson averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 62%. C.J. Bryce averages 13.4 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Demon Deacons allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 291st in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 188th and 173rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 200th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 199th place in the NCAA. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the nation. Wake Forest averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 104th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 214th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 85th in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 58th and 216th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 94th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 205th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 171st and 100th in those defensive statistics. They rank 48th with 10.8 assists allowed per contest, and 294th with 37.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 257th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. North Carolina State is 94th in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 125th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 261st in the nation. They are 149th in the country in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game and 166th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Wolfpack are 266th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Demon Deacons are 162nd in the nation in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 88th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 240th. As a team they are 144th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 280th in Division 1. Wake Forest is 128th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 291st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 104.7, which is ranked 110th. They are 95th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 156th. As a unit they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wake Forest/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina State -8.5
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