Boston College Eagles vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 2/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena is the site where the NC State Wolfpack (11-16) will try to beat the Boston College Eagles (10-16) on Wednesday.
The Boston College Eagles faced Florida State and earned the victory with a final of 71-55 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Eagles finished with 14 and Florida State recorded 11 personal fouls. They also knocked down 4 of 19 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Florida State finished the contest at 86.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of their 15 attempts. On top of that, Florida State pulled down 28 rebounds (12 offensive, 16 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Florida State recorded 11 dimes and had 10 steals in this contest. When discussing defending, Boston College allowed the other team to shoot 33.9% from the field on 19 out of 56 shooting. They also dished out 17 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing 18 turnovers and having 14 steals. With regard to rebounding, they collected a total of 33 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Eagles converted 4 of their 5 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Boston College ended the contest having earned a 48.3% FG percentage (28 out of 58) and made 11 out of their 26 3-pointers.
Jaeden Zackery is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He finished with 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes and also totaled 8 rebounds. He finished shooting 70.0% from the floor and dished out 6 assists.
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Boston College comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 10-16 this year. They currently have an average of 66.0 pts per game (300th in the country) while connecting on 41.5% from the field. The Eagles are shooting 30.2% on shots from distance (148 of 490) and 70.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Boston College is pulling down 35.5 boards per game and is sitting with 305 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 277th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 11.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.0 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Eagles are able to force 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 16.1 personal fouls. They surrender 36.6% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 144th in the nation in PPG allowed (67.7). The Eagles defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.0% (616 of 1,400) and they surrender 33.6 boards per game as a unit. They rank 139th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 316 relinquished so far this season.
When they last played, the NC State Wolfpack took home the win by a final score of 76-61 against Georgia Tech. In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, North Carolina State allowed Georgia Tech to collect 28 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They shot 22.7% from 3-point land by going 5 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 11 at the free throw line (72.7%). The Wolfpack permitted Georgia Tech to make 24 of their 64 tries from the field which left them shooting 37.5% for the game. Overall, the Wolfpack shot 26 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9%. When talking about three-point shots, North Carolina State knocked down 11 of their 29 tries (37.9%). They were able to make 13 of them for a rate of 72.2%. Georgia Tech committed 15 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Wolfpack to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Wolfpack snagged 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 42 for the contest.
Terquavion Smith ended up being a major contributor for the Wolfpack for the matchup. He made 9 out of 13 in this matchup for a rate of 69.2%, and tallied 8 rebounds. He scored 26 points in his 24 mins on the court and had 3 dimes in this game.
North Carolina State has a record of 11-16 this season. The Wolfpack have committed 16.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 72.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 11.6 times per game (282nd in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.1 times per game. North Carolina State has totaled 1,985 points for the campaign (73.5 per contest) and they pull down 35.5 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wolfpack are shooting 41.7% from the field, which is ranked 299th in the country.
The Wolfpack on the defensive end are ranked 304th in the country in points allowed per contest with 74.3. They have forced 12.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (325th in college basketball). The North Carolina State defense gives up 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (200 of 543) and their opponents are converting on 73.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 14.4 assists and 37.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 298th and 311th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Carolina State
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