Charleston Cougars vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 11/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charleston Cougars vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Location: Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
Dean E. Smith Center is the site where the North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0) will play the Charleston Cougars (1-0) on Friday.
The Charleston Cougars stepped onto the hardwood against Chattanooga and walked away with a win by a score of 85-78 in their last game. Charleston walked away from the game with a 45.2% field goal percentage (28 of 62) and made 9 out of their 29 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Cougars converted 20 of their 27 tries for a rate of 74.1%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected 32 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 assists for the matchup while forcing 21 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In regard to defending, Charleston allowed the other team to shoot 49.2% from the field on 29 of 59 shooting. Chattanooga earned 17 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. On top of that, Chattanooga pulled down 33 rebounds (11 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Chattanooga ended up going 64.7% at the free throw line by converting 11 of their 17 shots. They also knocked down 9 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. In relation to fouls, the Cougars walked away with 22 and Chattanooga totaled 27 fouls.
Reyne Smith is a guy who came through in this matchup. He totaled 24 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 25 minutes and also grabbed 1 rebound. He ended up going 53.8% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended.
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Charleston comes into this game with a record of 1-0 for the year. They cough up possession 15.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 22.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Charleston is collecting 35.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 10 dimes on the season, which is 217th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Cougars are connecting on 31.0% on shots from distance (9 of 29) and 74.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 85.0 points per game (69th in the nation) while hitting 45.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Cougars have forced 21.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 27.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 313th in the nation in giving up assists with 17 relinquished for the season. The Cougars defense is allowing a FG percentage of 49.2% (29 of 59) and they surrender 37.0 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 34.6% on shots from distance while they are 285th in college hoops in points per game allowed (78.0).
The last time they took the court, the North Carolina Tar Heels got the victory with a final of 69-56 when they faced UNC Wilmington. Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, North Carolina permitted UNC Wilmington to collect 36 in total (16 on the offensive side). They shot 25.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 4 of 16 and ended up shooting 18 of 24 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Tar Heels permitted UNC Wilmington to convert 17 out of their 58 attempts from the field which had them shooting 29.3% in the matchup. In all, the Tar Heels finished 22 out of 48 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.8%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, North Carolina knocked down 2 out of 10 attempts (20.0%). They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a clip of 76.7%. UNC Wilmington earned 24 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Tar Heels to the charity stripe for a total of 30 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 5 steals in this matchup. The Tar Heels recorded 23 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 29 for this contest.
RJ Davis ended up having an impact for the Tar Heels in this matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 11 in the matchup for a rate of 54.5%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He tallied 17 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist for the game.
North Carolina has a record of 1-0 on the campaign. The Tar Heels are committing 18.0 fouls every game and they go 76.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 4.0 times per game (300th in the nation) and they turn it over 9.0 times per contest. North Carolina has tallied 69 pts on the year and they pull in 32.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Tar Heels are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which is ranked 131st in the country.
The Tar Heels on the defensive end are ranked 123rd in college basketball in PPG given up with 56.0. They are able to force 11.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 29.3% from the field (76th in the country). The North Carolina defense allows 25.0% on 3-point attempts (4 of 16) and their opponents are making 75.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 3.0 dimes and 37.0 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 63rd and 244th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Carolina
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