North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Kansas Jayhawks Prediction, 11/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Kansas Jayhawks
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Imperial Arena in Paradise Island, BS
The NC State Wolfpack (4-0) are on their way to Imperial Arena on Wednesday where they will play the Kansas Jayhawks (4-0).
The NC State Wolfpack faced Elon and went home with a win by a final score of 74-63 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Wolfpack ended up finishing with 13 and Elon accounted for 12 personal fouls. They also made 7 of 25 tries from beyond the arc. Elon shot 76.9% from the free throw line by making 10 of 13 attempts. Moreover, Elon snagged 33 boards (4 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Elon distributed 14 assists and had 4 steals in this matchup. With regard to defending, North Carolina State allowed their opponent to shoot 39.0% from the floor on 23 out of 59 shooting. They also recorded 15 assists for this game while creating 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 39 with 9 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Wolfpack converted 5 of their 6 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. North Carolina State ended the contest with a 42.0% FG percentage (29 out of 69) and made 11 of their 33 three-point shots.
Jack Clark is a guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He accounted for 21 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins and pulled down 10 rebounds. He went 50.0% from the field and recorded 2 dimes.
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North Carolina State heads into this contest with a record of 4-0 this season. They cough up possession 12.0 times per game and as a group are committing 17.0 fouls per game. As a team, North Carolina State is pulling down 38.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 70 assists on the season, which has them ranked 114th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Wolfpack are shooting 36.9% on shots from beyond the arc (41 of 111) and 73.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 88.3 points per outing (18th in Division 1) while connecting on 51.0% from the floor.
On defense, the Wolfpack are able to force 17.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.0 fouls. They give up 32.9% on 3-pointers and they are 84th in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.5). The Wolfpack defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.8% (95 of 222) and they concede 30.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 140th in college hoops in giving up assists with 51 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Kansas Jayhawks went home victorious with a score of 82-76 when they faced Southern Utah. The Jayhawks were able to collect 33 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 38 in this matchup. They also turned it over 14 times, while earning 9 steals in this matchup. Southern Utah was called for 17 personal fouls in the game which took the Jayhawks to the free throw line for a total of 16 tries. They were able to make 10 of those for a rate of 62.5%. In relation to shots from downtown, Kansas converted 6 of their 15 attempts (40.0%). When the game finished, the Jayhawks finished shooting 33 for 65 from the floor which had them sitting at 50.8%. The Jayhawks allowed Southern Utah to bury 28 of 74 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.8% in the game. They finished 32.1% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 out of 28 and finished the game at 11 of 16 from the free throw line (68.8%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Kansas permitted Southern Utah to snag 43 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Jalen Wilson pitched in for the Jayhawks in this game. He earned 33 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes for the game. He knocked down 12 out of 22 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and had 6 rebounds.
Kansas has a mark of 4-0 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Jayhawks are hitting on 49.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 50th in college basketball. Kansas has totaled 322 pts this year (80.5 per game) and they pull down 41.3 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 20.8 times per contest (8th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.8 times per contest. The Jayhawks are responsible for committing 15.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 56.3% from the charity stripe.
The Jayhawks on the defensive side of the court are 129th in the country in points per game surrendered with 65.8. They are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.1% from the floor (44th in college basketball). The Kansas defense allows 25.5% on three-point shots (26 of 102) and their opponents are knocking down 73.4% of their foul shots. They concede 11.0 assists and 37.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 118th and 302nd 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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