Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena is the location where the NC State Wolfpack (10-13) will compete against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-7) on Saturday.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish faced off with Miami and took home the win by a score of 68-64 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Fighting Irish ended up with 6 while Miami recorded 12 fouls. They also buried 8 of their 25 tries from beyond the arc. Miami shot 66.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 4 of their 6 attempts. On top of that, Miami pulled down 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Miami doled out 17 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. When it comes to defense, Notre Dame allowed their opponent to shoot 43.3% from the floor on 26 out of 60 shooting. They also recorded 20 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Regarding rebounding, they earned 36 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Fighting Irish buried 4 of their 6 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Notre Dame walked away from the contest having earned a 46.0% FG percentage (29 out of 63) and made 6 of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Paul Atkinson is one player who was important in this game. He finished shooting 68.8% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes and also totaled 11 rebounds. He accounted for 23 points on 11 out of 16 shooting.
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Notre Dame comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 15-7 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 13.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Notre Dame is grabbing 33.4 boards per contest and has racked up 302 dimes this season, which is 106th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Fighting Irish are connecting on 36.5% on 3-pointers (197 of 540) and 74.6% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 70.1 points per outing (214th in the nation) while shooting 44.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Fighting Irish have forced 10.9 turnovers per game and they draw 14.8 personal fouls. They give up 33.7% on shots from downtown and they are 92nd in D-1 in points per game allowed (65.9). The Fighting Irish are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.7% (550 of 1,258) and they relinquish 33.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 188th in college basketball in allowing assists with 260 relinquished this year.
In their last game, the NC State Wolfpack took a loss by a final score of 89-82 against Syracuse. The Wolfpack were able to corral 18 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 27 in this contest. They turned it over 7 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. Syracuse was called for 14 personal fouls for the game which got the Wolfpack to the charity stripe for 8 tries. They were able to knock down 8 of those for a rate of 100.0%. When talking about 3-point shots, North Carolina State buried 16 of their 39 tries (41.0%). In all, the Wolfpack finished 29 out of 67 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.3%. The Wolfpack allowed Syracuse to convert 32 of 54 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 59.3% in this game. They shot 57.9% from distance by hitting 11 of 19 and ended up shooting 14 of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). Concerning rebounding, North Carolina State allowed Syracuse to grab 31 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Terquavion Smith was important for the Wolfpack for the contest. He racked up 34 points in his 34 mins on the hardwood and added 2 assists for this game. He buried 10 of 21 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 47.6%, and added 2 rebounds.
North Carolina State has a record of 10-13 for the campaign. The Wolfpack are responsible for committing 16.7 fouls per contest and they go 71.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 11.7 times per contest (282nd in D-1) and they are giving up possession 10.1 times per game. North Carolina State has 1,732 pts for the campaign (75.3 per contest) and they grab 35.7 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wolfpack are connecting on 42.7% from the floor, which ranks them 254th in the country.
The North Carolina State defense allows 37.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (176 of 469) and their opponents are connecting on 73.2% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 14.3 dimes and 37.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 300th and 300th in the nation. The Wolfpack on the defensive end are ranked 323rd in college hoops in PPG allowed with 75.5. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (335th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Carolina State
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