St. Peter's Peacocks vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 3/27/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Peter's Peacocks vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Sunday, March 27, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: St. Peter's (+8)
Wells Fargo Center is where the North Carolina Tar Heels (27-9) will try to defeat the St. Peter's Peacocks (22-11) on Sunday. St. Peter's opens this contest as 8-point dogs. The betting total is set at 137.5.
The St. Peter's Peacocks stepped onto the hardwood against Purdue and walked away with a win by a score of 67-64 in their last game. St. Peter's wrapped up the game having earned a 38.9% field goal percentage (21 of 54) and knocked down 6 out of their 21 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Peacocks made 19 of 21 shots for a rate of 90.5%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 20 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists in this game while creating 14 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With respect to defense, St. Peter's allowed the other team to go 42.6% from the floor on 23 out of 54 shooting. Purdue totaled 11 assists and had 2 steals for the contest. Additionally, Purdue pulled down 36 boards (10 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. Purdue shot 86.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 15 attempts. They also made 5 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. When it comes to fouls, the Peacocks ended up finishing with 19 while Purdue finished the game with 18 fouls.
Daryl Banks is one player who was a major contributor in this contest. He finished the game at 42.9% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. He was on the court for 28 minutes played and collected 3 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 14 points on 6 out of 14 shooting.
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St. Peter's comes into this contest with a record of 22-11 for the season. They average 67.5 points per outing (269th in Division 1) while going 43.2% from the field. The Peacocks are hitting 35.3% from downtown (194 of 550) and 69.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, St. Peter's is grabbing 35.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 407 assists on the season, which is 185th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.7 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Peacocks are able to force 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are surrendering 29.2% on three-point shots while they are 19th in D-1 in opponents PPG (62.3). The Peacocks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 38.5% (674 of 1,750) and they surrender 33.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 71st in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 355 surrendered so far this season.
When they last played, the North Carolina Tar Heels walked away with a victory by a final of 73-66 when they faced UCLA. The Tar Heels were able to corral 26 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 8 times, while earning 2 steals for this game. UCLA was called for 11 fouls in the matchup which got the Tar Heels to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to convert 9 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding shots from distance, North Carolina converted 10 of 31 tries (32.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Tar Heels finished shooting 27 for 66 from the floor which had them shooting 40.9%. The Tar Heels allowed UCLA to convert 28 out of 62 attempts from the floor which had them at 45.2% for the contest. They finished shooting 35.7% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 5 of 14 and ended up shooting 5 out of 8 from the free throw line (62.5%). In relation to attacking the glass, North Carolina allowed UCLA to grab 27 overall (5 offensive).
Armando Bacot ended up being a factor for the Tar Heels for the matchup. He scored 14 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 2 dimes in the matchup. He made 6 of 10 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and added 15 rebounds.
North Carolina has a record of 27-9 so far this year. The Tar Heels commit 14.4 fouls every game and they go 76.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.3 times per game (38th in the country) and they turn the ball over 11.8 times per game. North Carolina has accounted for 2,819 points this season (78.3 per contest) and they collect 40.4 boards per contest. As an offense, the Tar Heels are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which is ranked 103rd in college hoops.
The North Carolina defense concedes 34.1% on three-point shots (286 of 838) and their opponents are connecting on 73.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 12.9 dimes and 32.4 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 197th and 67th in Division 1. The Tar Heels defensively are ranked 251st in D-1 in points given up per game with 71.7. They are forcing 9.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (166th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take North Carolina (-8)
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