Nebraska Cornhuskers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 12/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena is where the NC State Wolfpack (5-1) will try to beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-2) on Wednesday.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers faced South Dakota and went home with a win by a final score of 83-70 in their last contest. Nebraska ended the contest with a 45.9% FG percentage (28 of 61) and made 9 of their 23 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cornhuskers made 18 of their 26 attempts for a rate of 69.2%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they collected 35 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 18 assists for this contest in addition to creating 16 turnovers and having 10 steals. In reference to defense, Nebraska allowed their opponent to shoot 42.4% from the floor on 25 of 59 shooting. South Dakota doled out 16 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Additionally, South Dakota pulled down 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. South Dakota ended up shooting 50.0% from the charity stripe by burying 8 of 16 tries. They also converted 12 of 25 tries from beyond the arc. Concerning fouls, the Cornhuskers finished with 16 while South Dakota accounted for 21 fouls.
Keisei Tominaga is one player who was important in the matchup. He finished the contest at 72.7% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. He was on the court for 22 mins but didn't pull down any boards. He was able to score 23 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
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Nebraska steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 5-2 so far this year. They currently have an average of 77.0 points per outing (103rd in the country) on 45.7% from the floor. The Cornhuskers are shooting 28.4% from downtown (46 of 162) and 72.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Nebraska is snagging 36.0 boards per game and has 103 dimes this year, which is 82nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.4 times per game and as a team they commit 16.7 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Cornhuskers are able to force 16.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.1 fouls. They are 246th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 91 relinquished for the campaign. The Cornhuskers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.9% (175 of 439) and they surrender 41.3 boards per contest as a group. They are conceding 35.1% from beyond the arc while they are 176th in D-1 in points per game allowed (68.4).
In their last game, the NC State Wolfpack got the win with a final of 90-81 when they faced Louisiana Tech. In reference to cleaning the glass, North Carolina State allowed Louisiana Tech to pull down 35 overall (12 on the offensive side). They finished shooting 33.3% from distance by going 6 out of 18 and finished the contest at 15 out of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). The Wolfpack permitted Louisiana Tech to make 30 out of 60 tries from the floor which had them shooting 50.0% for the game. In all, the Wolfpack shot 32 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.6%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, North Carolina State converted 11 of their 23 attempts (47.8%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.9%. Louisiana Tech was called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Wolfpack to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They turned the ball over 6 times, while earning 10 steals for the game. The Wolfpack corralled 18 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in this contest.
Jericole Hellems pitched in for the Wolfpack for this game. He buried 10 of 19 for the matchup for a rate of 52.6%, and had 4 rebounds. He had 31 points in his 32 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
North Carolina State has a mark of 5-1 so far this year. As an offense, the Wolfpack are connecting on 43.9% from the floor, which ranks 201st in D-1. North Carolina State has scored 467 pts so far this season (77.8 per game) and they grab 36.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 10.8 times per game (304th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 9.3 times per game. The Wolfpack are committing 16.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.8% from the free throw line.
The North Carolina State defense allows 35.5% on 3-pointers (44 of 124) and opponents are knocking down 72.0% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.0 dimes and 37.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 145th and 274th in college hoops. The Wolfpack defensively are ranked 219th in the nation in points given up per game with 70.2. They have forced 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (169th 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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