Austin Peay Governors vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Austin Peay Governors vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena is where the NC State Wolfpack (11-21 last year) will take on the Austin Peay Governors (12-17 last season) on Monday.
The Austin Peay Governors faced off with Tennessee Tech and took a loss by a score of 78-51 in their last contest of last season. Austin Peay wrapped up the game having earned a 30.1% field goal percentage (22 of 73) and made 3 out of their 27 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Governors made 4 of their 7 shots for a percentage of 57.1%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected 41 with 19 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In relation to defense, Austin Peay allowed 53.3% from the floor on 32 out of 60 shooting. Tennessee Tech earned 14 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. Moreover, Tennessee Tech snagged 41 rebounds (9 offensive, 32 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Tennessee Tech finished the contest at 38.5% from the free throw line by burying 5 of 13 tries. They also knocked down 9 of their 21 tries from 3-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Governors finished with 14 while Tennessee Tech totaled 10 personal fouls.
Elton Walker is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He racked up 16 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 28 mins and snagged 6 rebounds. He finished the game at 70.0% from the floor but finished the game without a dime.
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Austin Peay heads into this one after finishing with a record of 12-17 last year. They lost possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest and as a unit committed 16.7 personal fouls every game. As a group, Austin Peay pulled in 32.8 boards per game and racked up 392 dimes last season, which ranked 224th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Governors shot 31.5% on 3-pointers (229 of 726) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 64.7 points per outing (324th in the country) while hitting 40.8% from the field.
When they were on defense, the Governors were able to force 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.4 fouls. They surrendered 33.7% from beyond the arc and they were 178th in college hoops in PPG allowed (69.1). The Governors allowed a FG percentage of 46.5% (720 of 1,547) and they conceded 34.7 boards per contest as a group. They were ranked 129th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 388 surrendered last year.
For their last game last season, the NC State Wolfpack took a loss by a final score of 70-64 against Clemson. The Wolfpack were able to collect 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 36 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 6 times, while earning 6 steals in this contest. Clemson earned 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Wolfpack to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a clip of 72.7%. Regarding three-point shots, North Carolina State made 4 of their 23 attempts (17.4%). When all was said and done, the Wolfpack finished the game shooting 22 out of 63 from the field which had them sitting at 34.9%. The Wolfpack permitted Clemson to bury 25 out of 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.7% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 26.1% from three-point range via 6 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 23 at the charity stripe (60.9%). When discussing team rebounding, North Carolina State allowed Clemson to collect 40 in total (10 offensive).
Dereon Seabron ended up having an impact for the Wolfpack for this contest. He earned 19 points in his 38 mins of playing time and tallied 6 dimes in the matchup. He knocked down 5 of 16 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 31.3%, and had 12 rebounds.
North Carolina State had a win-loss mark of 11-21 last year. The Wolfpack were responsible for committing 16.5 personal fouls every game and they shot 72.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists was at 11.3 times per contest (304th in college basketball) and they turned the ball over 10.0 times per contest. North Carolina State earned 2,336 pts last year (73.0 per contest) and they grabbed 34.8 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wolfpack hit 41.3% from the field, which had them ranked 315th in the nation.
The Wolfpack on the defensive end were ranked 322nd in the nation in points allowed per contest with 75.6. They forced 12.7 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 47.2% from the field (342nd in college basketball). The North Carolina State defense allowed 35.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (234 of 651) and opponents converted on 74.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquished 14.6 assists and 37.6 boards per game, ranking them 314th and 322nd in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take North Carolina State
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