Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse (+1)
PNC Arena is the site where and the NC State Wolfpack (8-7) will take on the Syracuse Orange (10-6) on Tuesday. North Carolina State opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 147.5.
Syracuse will take the court with a win-loss mark of 10-6 this season. They are giving up possession 11.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 14.5 fouls every game. As a team, Syracuse is pulling down 36.6 boards per game and is sitting with 256 assists so far this season, which is 76th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Orange are shooting 31.3% on shots from distance (124 of 396) and 79.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.7 points per contest (68th in the nation) while hitting 43.8% from the floor. Defensively, the Orange are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 16.4 personal fouls. They are 316th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 270 surrendered this season. The Orange defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 41.0% (406 of 991) and they relinquish 38.8 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 30.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 193rd in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (70.8).
The Syracuse Orange took the court against the Clemson Tigers and went home with a loss by a final score of 78-61 in their last contest. Syracuse ended with a 30.0% FG percentage (18 out of 60) and made 5 of their 20 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Orange made 20 of their 27 tries for a percentage of 74.1%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they earned 19 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 6 assists for this game as well as having 13 steals and 4 blocked shots. In the matter of the defense, Syracuse allowed the other team to shoot 30.0% from the field on 18 of 60 shooting. Clemson dished out 19 assists and had 4 steals in the game. On top of that, the Tigers snagged 39 rebounds (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Clemson finished the contest at 82.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 17 shots. They knocked down 10 of their 23 shots from distance.
Joseph Girard is one guy who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up with 19 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He played 25 minutes and pulled down 2 boards. Girard finished the contest at 53.8% from the floor and also distributed 2 assists. Someone else that had an impact in this contest for the Orange was Alan Griffin. He grabbed 3 boards and totaled 2 assists. He finished 15.4% from the floor for the game by connecting on 2-of-13 (12 points). When the game finished, Griffin played 26 minutes.
North Carolina State has a win-loss record of 8-7 for the campaign. The Wolfpack are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game and they hit 68.1% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.1 times per contest (186th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.9 times per game. North Carolina State has totaled 1,128 points on the year (75.2 per contest) and they collect 33.2 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wolfpack are hitting on 46.9% from the field, which is 60th in the nation. The Wolfpack on the defensive side of the court are 183rd in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 70.3. They have forced 16.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the field (280th in college basketball). The North Carolina State defense gives up 34.3% from downtown (95 of 277) and their opposition knocks down 71.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.5 dimes and 34.5 total boards per game, which has them ranked 143rd and 152nd in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the NC State Wolfpack got the victory with a final of 81-65 when they faced the Boston College Eagles. The Wolfpack were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for the matchup. They also rejected 4 tries while getting 11 steals in the matchup. The Eagles were called for 9 personal fouls in the game which got the Wolfpack to the free throw line for a total of 13 tries. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 84.6%. In the matter of three-point shots, North Carolina State converted 6 of their 18 attempts (33.3%). In all, the Wolfpack went 32 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.6%. The Wolfpack allowed the Eagles to convert 23 of 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.0% in the matchup. They finished shooting 26.5% from beyond the arc by going 9 of 34 and finished the game at 10 out of 11 at the free throw line (90.9%). In the matter of rebounding, North Carolina State permitted Boston College to snag 24 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Manny Bates was important for the Wolfpack in this matchup. He converted 5 of 7 for the contest for a rate of 71.4%, which had him finishing with 14 points. Bates had 7 boards in his 23 minutes played and accounted for 2 dimes in this contest. One more player who came through for North Carolina State was Jericole Hellems. He ended up finishing with 11 points in his 20 minutes on the hardwood via 5 of 9 from the floor in the game. Hellems ended the game having shot 55.6% from the field in addition to contributing 2 dimes and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take North Carolina State (-1) and over 147.5 points
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