North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 1/31/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State (+5.5)
The Syracuse Orange (9-5) play the NC State Wolfpack (7-5) at Carrier Dome on Sunday. Syracuse opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 149.
North Carolina State heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 7-5 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.0 fouls every game. As a unit, North Carolina State is grabbing 32.5 rebounds per contest and has earned 155 dimes this year, which is 248th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Wolfpack are shooting 37.4% on 3-pointers (91 of 243) and 67.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest (86th in college basketball) while going 47.0% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Wolfpack have forced 17.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. The Wolfpack are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.9% (321 of 685) and they relinquish 36.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 101st in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 151 relinquished this season. They are surrendering 35.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 197th in the nation in opponents PPG (70.8).
The NC State Wolfpack took the court against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and earned the victory with a final of 72-67 in their last contest. North Carolina State wrapped up the game with a 46.9% field goal percentage (23 of 49) and knocked down 7 out of their 14 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Wolfpack knocked down 19 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 70.4%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 27 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 assists in the game while having 10 steals and 8 rejections. In reference to the defense, North Carolina State allowed the other team to shoot 46.9% from the field on 23 of 49 shooting. Wake Forest earned 8 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Demon Deacons pulled down 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 8 blocks. Wake Forest finished the contest at 73.3% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of their 15 attempts. They made 8 of their 24 tries from beyond the arc.
Devon Daniels is one player who was important for this contest. He accumulated 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He played for 29 mins and also pulled down 8 boards. Daniels went 70.0% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in the matchup for the Wolfpack was Jericole Hellems. He totaled 4 boards and also had 2 dimes. He went 55.6% from the floor in this game by going 5-of-9 (17 points). When the final whistle was blown, Hellems was on the hardwood for 36 min.
Syracuse has a mark of 9-5 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Orange are hitting on 44.6% from the floor, which ranks them 160th in the country. Syracuse has scored 1,090 points this season (77.9 per contest) and they pull down 37.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.6 times per contest (33rd in the country) and they cough up possession 11.7 times per game. The Orange commit 14.4 fouls per game and they go 79.3% from the free throw line. The Orange on defense are ranked 182nd in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 70.1. They relinquish 16.6 assists and 38.6 total boards per game, which is ranked 332nd and 308th in Division 1. The Syracuse defense surrenders 29.9% from downtown (118 of 395) and their opposition knocks down 73.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.0% from the floor (47th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Syracuse Orange took a defeat with a final score of 81-58 against the Virginia Cavaliers. The Orange collected 23 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in this contest. They rejected 2 tries while earning 9 steals for the contest. The Cavaliers earned 8 fouls for the game which got the Orange to the free throw line for 10 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of them for a percentage of 90.0%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Syracuse knocked down 5 of their 24 tries (20.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Orange finished the game shooting 22 out of 59 from the floor which had them sitting at 37.3%. The Orange permitted the Cavaliers to knock down 29 of their 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.2% for the game. They went 45.2% from 3-point land by shooting 14 out of 31 and ended up going 9 out of 11 from the free throw line (81.8%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Syracuse permitted Virginia to pull down 40 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Quincy Guerrier was important for the Orange in this contest. He buried 6 of 16 in the game for a field goal rate of 37.5%, which earned him 15 points. Guerrier pulled down 7 rebounds in his 37 mins played and earned 2 assists in this game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Syracuse was Alan Griffin. He totaled 13 points in his 36 minutes played via 4 out of 11 shooting in this game. Griffin walked away from this one going 36.4% from the floor while totaling 2 assists and 8 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Syracuse (-5.5) and under 149 points
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