North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 3/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State (+1.5)
Greensboro Coliseum is the site where and the Syracuse Orange (15-8) will take on the NC State Wolfpack (13-9) on Wednesday. North Carolina State opens this matchup as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 146.5.
North Carolina State enters this one with a win-loss record of 13-9 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 16.3 fouls per contest. As a team, North Carolina State is pulling in 32.5 rebounds per contest and has 288 assists for the season, which is 199th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Wolfpack are hitting 36.3% from downtown (148 of 408) and 69.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 73.5 points per game (121st in the nation) on 47.3% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Wolfpack have forced 15.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.3 personal fouls. The Wolfpack defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.8% (557 of 1,243) and they relinquish 34.2 boards per contest as a team. They rank 149th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 279 surrendered this year. They give up 34.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 151st in college basketball in opponents PPG (69.4).
The NC State Wolfpack faced the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and took home the win by a score of 80-69 in their last contest. North Carolina State finished having earned a 54.1% FG percentage (33 of 61) and buried 9 out of their 23 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Wolfpack converted 5 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 36 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 15 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Concerning defense, North Carolina State allowed the other team to shoot 37.5% from the floor on 27 of 72 shooting. Notre Dame distributed 14 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. Furthurmore, Notre Dame grabbed 38 rebounds (14 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Notre Dame finished 62.5% from the charity stripe by converting 5 of their 8 attempts. They made 10 of 29 attempts from downtown.
Cam Hayes is someone who was important for the contest. He scored 20 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He played for 27 mins and also snagged 4 boards. Hayes finished 63.6% from the field and also dished out 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Wolfpack was Dereon Seabron. He grabbed 13 rebounds in 31 min on the basketball court. He ended up going 66.7% from the field for the matchup by shooting 8-of-12 (17 points). When the time ran out, Seabron had 2 assists.
Syracuse has a mark of 15-8 so far this year. As an offense, the Orange are hitting on 43.6% from the floor, which ranks 216th in the nation. Syracuse has accounted for 1,738 pts on the season (75.6 per game) and they collect 36.3 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 15.1 times per game (66th in D-1) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per game. The Orange commit 14.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.5% from the free throw line. The Orange on the defensive end are ranked 196th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 70.8. The Syracuse defense allows 31.5% on shots from distance (195 of 619) and their opposition knocks down 73.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 17.7 assists and 38.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 340th and 313th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (81st in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Syracuse Orange took home the win by a final score of 64-54 against the Clemson Tigers. The Orange snagged 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 37 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while getting 1 steal for the matchup. The Tigers earned 14 fouls in this matchup which got the Orange to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to convert 12 of the free throws for a rate of 80.0%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Syracuse made 10 of their 32 attempts (31.3%). When the game finished, the Orange went 21 for 56 from the field which had them shooting 37.5%. The Orange permitted the Tigers to bury 20 of 59 tries from the field which had them at 33.9% for the matchup. They finished shooting 34.5% from distance by connecting on 10 of 29 and ended up going 4 of 6 at the free throw line (66.7%). When discussing team rebounding, Syracuse allowed Clemson to grab 31 in all (8 offensive).
Alan Griffin was important for the Orange for this contest. He made 8 of 14 in this game for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and accumulated 10 rebounds. Griffin scored 22 points in his 39 minutes on the court and totaled 1 assist for the contest. One more player that was important for Syracuse was Buddy Boeheim. He ended up with 1 assist in 39 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 6 of 15 from the floor. Boeheim ended up shooting 40.0% from the field in addition to contributing 17 points and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Carolina State (+1.5)
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