William & Mary Tribe vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: William & Mary Tribe vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: William & Mary (+21)
PNC Arena is the venue where and the NC State Wolfpack (2-0) will take on the William & Mary Tribe (0-1) on Monday. The line on this matchup has North Carolina State as 21-point favorites. The O/U is set at 151.
William & Mary will take the court with a win-loss mark of 0-1 on the season. They are averaging 78 points per contest (101st in D-1) on 50.9% from the field. The Tribe are hitting 50.0% on 3-point shots (12 of 24) and 70.6% from the free throw line. As a team, William & Mary is snagging 31 boards per game and has tallied 18 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 175th in the country in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 15 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 21 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Tribe are forcing 8 turnovers every game and they draw 16 fouls. They are surrendering 43.8% on shots from distance while they are 329th in college hoops in points per game allowed (86.0). The Tribe defense is allowing a FG percentage of 50.8% (32 of 63) and they surrender 34 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 219th in D-1 in giving up assists with 20 surrendered this year.
The William & Mary Tribe faced off with the Old Dominion Monarchs and went home with a loss by a final score of 86-78 in their last contest. William & Mary walked away from the contest with a 50.9% field goal percentage (27 of 53) and made 12 of 24 shots from beyond the arc. When shot from the charity stripe, the Tribe buried 12 of 17 attempts for a rate of 70.6%. In regard to getting rebounds, they earned 28 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 18 assists in the game as well as having 4 steals and 4 blocked shots. When discussing defending, William & Mary allowed the other team to go 50.9% from the floor on 27 of 53. Old Dominion doled out 20 dimes and 6 steals for the game. Moreover, the Monarchs totaled 32 boards (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Old Dominion ended up shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of their 20 attempts. They made 7 out of their 16 tries from beyond the arc.
Connor Kochera is a guy who had an impact for the contest. He accounted for 19 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He played for 35 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. Kochera finished the game shooting 66.7% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. Another guy that saw a lot of minutes in the game for the Tribe was Luke Loewe. He had 3 rebounds and accounted for 10 assists. He ended up going 55.6% from the floor in the game by going 5-of-9 (16 points). In all, Loewe played 35 minutes.
North Carolina State has a mark of 2-0 so far this season. North Carolina State has earned 181 pts on the season (90.5 per contest) and they average 31.0 boards per contest. The Wolfpack are committing 16.5 fouls per contest and they go 70.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wolfpack are hitting on 53.9% from the field, which ranks them 24th in the nation. They are earning an assist 17.5 times per contest (52nd in the country) and they are turning it over 9.5 times per contest. The Wolfpack on defense are ranked 129th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 56.0. The North Carolina State defense concedes 41.4% on shots from distance (12 of 29) and opponents are converting on 61.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 9.5 dimes and 33.0 total boards per game, which has them ranked 169th and 197th in D-1. They have forced 25.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (230th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the NC State Wolfpack took home the win by a final score of 86-51 against the North Florida Ospreys. The Wolfpack collected 18 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in the game. They also stuffed 6 tries while recording 10 steals in this matchup. The Ospreys committed 14 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Wolfpack to the charity stripe for a total of 14 shots. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.4%. In reference to three-point attempts, North Carolina State buried 8 out of 18 attempts (44.4%). When the game finished, the Wolfpack ended up going 34 out of 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.7%. The Wolfpack allowed the Ospreys to convert 21 out of 56 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 37.5% for this game. They finished 38.9% from 3-point land by shooting 7 of 18 and finished the contest at 2 of 4 from the charity stripe (50.0%). When talking about rebounding, North Carolina State allowed North Florida to grab 30 overall (13 offensive).
Manny Bates saw the court a lot for the Wolfpack for this game. He made 5 of 9 in this game for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, which had him sitting at 10 points. Bates grabbed 8 rebounds in his 27 mins played and tallied 2 dimes in this matchup. One more player that ended up being a major factor for North Carolina State was Jericole Hellems. He ended up with 17 points in 23 minutes played via 7 of 12 shooting in this contest. Hellems wrapped this one up going 58.3% from the field in addition to earning 3 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take North Carolina State (-21)
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