Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Duke (-3.5)
PNC Arena is the venue where and the NC State Wolfpack (8-8) will take on the Duke Blue Devils (7-8) on Saturday. Duke opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 148.5.
Duke heads into this game with a win-loss record of 7-8 this season. They have an average of 76.1 pts per game (80th in college hoops) while going 46.1% from the field. The Blue Devils are hitting 34.3% on 3-pointers (122 of 356) and 71.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Duke is pulling down 36.5 boards per game and has earned 225 dimes for the season, which is 174th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 13.3 times per game and as a squad they commit 17.5 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Blue Devils are able to force 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 15.2 fouls. They are 153rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 204 relinquished so far this year. The Blue Devils defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.9% (399 of 851) and they concede 32.9 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 38.9% on 3-pointers while they are 257th in college basketball in points per game allowed (73.5).
The Duke Blue Devils faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and ended up losing by a score of 93-89 in their last game. Duke finished having earned a 52.2% field goal percentage (36 of 69) and buried 10 out of their 22 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Blue Devils converted 7 of 8 attempts for a rate of 87.5%. When talking about getting rebounds, they compiled 30 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 16 assists in the game while having 7 steals and 4 blocks. When discussing defense, Duke allowed the other team to go 52.2% from the floor on 36 out of 69 shooting. Notre Dame earned 16 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Fighting Irish pulled down 26 boards (6 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Notre Dame finished the contest at 90.0% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 20 attempts. They buried 11 of 25 shots from three-point range.
Wendell Moore is one player who was a contributor in the game. He had 24 points on 9 of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes played and also snagged 10 boards. Moore finished the game shooting 56.3% from the floor and earned 3 assists. An additional guy that came through in this contest for the Blue Devils was Jeremy Roach. He pulled down 2 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished 58.3% from the field in the game by shooting 7-of-12 (16 points). When all was said and done, Roach was on the hardwood for 37 minutes.
North Carolina State has a mark of 8-8 for the campaign. North Carolina State has scored 1,196 points this year (74.8 per game) and they snag 32.9 boards per game. The Wolfpack are committing 16.4 fouls per contest and they connect on 69.4% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Wolfpack are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 63rd in college basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.2 times per contest (178th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest. The Wolfpack on the defensive side of the court are 195th in the country in PPG surrendered with 70.7. They have forced 16.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (289th in D-1). The North Carolina State defense gives up 35.1% on 3-pointers (104 of 296) and their opponents are converting on 71.4% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 12.5 dimes and 34.4 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 145th and 149th in those categories on the defensive end.
When they last stepped on the court, the NC State Wolfpack took a defeat with a final score of 77-68 when they played the Syracuse Orange. The Wolfpack recorded 20 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 27 in this game. They also blocked 3 shots while recording 6 steals in the game. The Orange committed 17 fouls in the matchup which took the Wolfpack to the charity stripe for a total of 24 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 83.3%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, North Carolina State knocked down 8 of their 19 attempts (42.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Wolfpack walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 45 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4%. The Wolfpack allowed the Orange to convert 28 of their 60 attempts from the field which had them shooting 46.7% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 47.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 of 19 and ended up going 12 out of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). In relation to how they rebounded, North Carolina State permitted Syracuse to snag 28 in all (11 offensive).
Thomas Allen ended up being a factor for the Wolfpack in this contest. He made 4 out of 10 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which got him 17 points. Allen totaled 3 rebounds in his 35 mins played and accumulated 2 dimes for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for North Carolina State was Jericole Hellems. He left the arena with 11 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 out of 9 from the floor for the contest. Hellems wrapped this one up going 33.3% from the field while also collecting 3 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take North Carolina State (+3.5) and under 148.5 points
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