Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
The NC State Wolfpack (4-1) will compete against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-1) at PNC Arena on Saturday.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs faced off with Northwestern State and walked away with a win by a score of 83-64 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Bulldogs walked away with 17 while Northwestern State finished the game with 16 fouls. They made 4 out of their 16 tries from beyond the perimeter. Northwestern State ended up shooting 58.8% at the free throw line by making 10 of their 17 attempts. Additionally, Northwestern State snagged 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Northwestern State distributed 14 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. In the matter of the defense, Louisiana Tech allowed 43.1% from the floor on 25 of 58 shooting. They also doled out 16 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they collected 28 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 15 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Louisiana Tech finished the contest with a 49.2% FG percentage (29 out of 59) and converted 10 out of their 25 shots from distance.
Kenneth Lofton is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He accounted for 17 points on 7 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 25 minutes and pulled down 11 rebounds. He ended up going 70.0% from the floor and dished out 1 assist.
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Louisiana Tech steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 3-1 this season. They are averaging 77.0 points per outing (116th in the nation) while going 44.2% from the floor. The Bulldogs are shooting 32.7% from downtown (33 of 101) and 62.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Louisiana Tech is pulling down 40.0 boards per game and has earned 61 assists on the campaign, which is 213th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 13.3 times per game and as a squad they are committing 14.8 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs are forcing 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are ranked 149th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 57 relinquished so far this season. The Bulldogs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.4% (106 of 256) and they relinquish 39.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are conceding 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 239th in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the NC State Wolfpack got the win with a final of 65-57 when they played Texas Southern. The Wolfpack snagged 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 37 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 8 steals for the matchup. Texas Southern was called for 25 personal fouls in this contest which got the Wolfpack to the free throw line for 29 attempts. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a clip of 58.6%. When discussing 3-pointers, North Carolina State knocked down 4 out of 22 attempts (18.2%). When all was said and done, the Wolfpack finished the game shooting 22 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0%. The Wolfpack permitted Texas Southern to convert 20 of 64 tries from the field which had them shooting 31.3% in this game. They finished 50.0% from 3-point land by hitting 6 out of 12 and ended up going 11 out of 20 at the charity stripe (55.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, North Carolina State allowed Texas Southern to snag 43 overall (17 offensive).
Dereon Seabron pitched in for the Wolfpack in this matchup. He tallied 21 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and earned 4 dimes for this game. He buried 8 of 15 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and accounted for 11 rebounds.
North Carolina State has a win-loss mark of 4-1 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Wolfpack are hitting on 42.3% from the field, which is ranked 247th in the nation. North Carolina State has earned 377 pts so far this season (75.4 per contest) and they pull down 38.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 10.4 times per game (310th in Division 1) and they cough up possession 10.0 times per game. The Wolfpack have committed 17.2 fouls every game while shooting 71.9% from the charity stripe.
The North Carolina State defense surrenders 35.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (38 of 106) and opponents are making 69.7% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 12.2 assists and 37.4 rebounds per contest, ranking them 170th and 262nd in the country. The Wolfpack on defense are ranked 168th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 68.0. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the field (117th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take North Carolina State
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