James Madison Dukes vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 11/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: James Madison Dukes vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
Dean E. Smith Center is where the North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) will attempt to defeat the James Madison Dukes (4-0) on Sunday.
The James Madison Dukes faced Howard and went home with a win by a final score of 95-69 in their last contest. Concerning fouls, the Dukes walked away with 11 while Howard had 13 fouls. They buried 5 of their 19 attempts from long range. Howard finished the game shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by making 4 of their 5 shots. Additionally, Howard collected 16 rebounds (4 offensive, 12 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Howard recorded 14 dimes and had 10 steals in this game. Pertaining to defense, James Madison allowed their opponent to shoot 49.2% from the floor on 30 out of 61 shooting. They also dished out 13 dimes in the game as well as forcing 19 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned 34 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Dukes converted 5 of their 9 tries for a rate of 55.6%. James Madison ended the contest having earned a 59.4% field goal percentage (38 of 64) and knocked down 14 out of their 25 shots from 3-point land.
Noah Freidel is a guy who came through in this matchup. He shot 60.0% from the field and earned 1 assist. He played for 25 mins and totaled 6 boards. He left the arena with 23 points on 9 out of 15 shooting.
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James Madison comes into this game with a win-loss record of 4-0 on the campaign. They are averaging 105.3 points per game (2nd in the country) on 58.6% from the floor. The Dukes are connecting on 54.1% on 3-pointers (46 of 85) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, James Madison is grabbing 44.0 boards per game and is sitting with 73 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 16th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 16.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 15.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Dukes are forcing 22.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They rank 196th in college basketball in allowing assists with 40 surrendered on the season. The Dukes defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 34.7% (83 of 239) and they surrender 25.8 boards per contest as a group. They are giving up 25.8% on 3-point shots while they are 41st in college basketball in PPG allowed (56.8).
For their last game, the North Carolina Tar Heels got the win with a final of 72-66 when they faced Gardner-Webb. The Tar Heels pulled down 30 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 36 for this game. They turned the ball over 10 times, while recording 4 steals in this game. Gardner-Webb had 19 fouls for the contest which got the Tar Heels to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 85.7%. In regard to three-point attempts, North Carolina made 8 of their 25 attempts (32.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Tar Heels ended up going 23 for 60 from the field which had them shooting 38.3%. The Tar Heels allowed Gardner-Webb to bury 26 out of 63 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 41.3% in the game. They shot 35.0% from three-point range by hitting 7 out of 20 and ended up going 7 out of 10 at the free throw line (70.0%). In relation to attacking the glass, North Carolina allowed Gardner-Webb to grab 35 in all (5 on the offensive side).
Pete Nance ended up being a major contributor for the Tar Heels for the matchup. He converted 6 of 9 in the matchup for a rate of 66.7%, and had 5 rebounds. He totaled 18 points in his 26 mins of playing time and totaled 1 assist in this matchup.
North Carolina has a win-loss mark of 3-0 on the campaign. The Tar Heels have committed 15.3 fouls per game and they connect on 76.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 9.3 times per contest (342nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 9.0 times per game. North Carolina has 243 points on the season (81.0 per contest) and they snag 34.7 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tar Heels are hitting on 48.2% from the field, which ranks them 91st in college basketball.
The North Carolina defense surrenders 31.7% on shots from distance (19 of 60) and opponents are making 72.1% of their foul shots. They concede 8.7 dimes and 36.7 boards every game, which has them ranked 45th and 255th in those defensive categories. The Tar Heels are ranked 196th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 69.3. They are forcing 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the field (159th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take North Carolina
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