Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 2/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena is the location where the NC State Wolfpack (10-12) will go up against the Syracuse Orange (10-11) on Wednesday.
The Syracuse Orange stepped onto the hardwood against Wake Forest and notched a win by a score of 94-72 in their last contest. Syracuse walked away from the contest having earned a 57.1% field goal percentage (36 out of 63) and buried 10 of 19 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Orange converted 12 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 70.6%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 29 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 18 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Pertaining to defense, Syracuse allowed the other team to shoot 48.2% from the floor on 27 out of 56 shooting. Wake Forest recorded 16 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Wake Forest snagged 26 rebounds (9 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Wake Forest walked away from this one shooting 70.0% when shooting free throws by making 7 of 10 shots. They also buried 11 of 27 attempts from three-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Orange ended up with 15 and Wake Forest had 17 personal fouls.
Buddy Boeheim is a guy who was a major factor for this contest. He ended up going 57.1% from the floor and also totaled 7 dimes. He saw the court for 37 minutes played and snagged 5 rebounds. He totaled 30 points on 12 out of 21 shooting.
Get all of our NCAA Basketball Picks
Syracuse heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 10-11 so far this year. They are turning it over 11.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 14.1 fouls per game. As a team, Syracuse is collecting 36.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 314 assists for the year, which has them ranked 57th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Orange are shooting 36.2% on three-point shots (180 of 497) and 71.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.3 points per outing (51st in the nation) while shooting 45.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Orange are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 358th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 392 relinquished for the season. The Orange defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.2% (560 of 1,296) and they surrender 36.9 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 34.4% from beyond the arc while they are 323rd in the country in PPG allowed (75.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the NC State Wolfpack took a loss by a score of 100-80 when they played North Carolina. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, North Carolina State allowed North Carolina to grab 35 in total (9 on the offensive side). They finished 55.6% from beyond the arc by going 15 out of 27 and ended up shooting 17 out of 24 from the free throw line (70.8%). The Wolfpack permitted North Carolina to make 34 out of their 62 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 54.8% in this game. Overall, the Wolfpack finished 26 for 67 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.8%. When talking about shooting from distance, North Carolina State converted 10 out of their 25 tries (40.0%). They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. North Carolina was called for 17 fouls in the game which got the Wolfpack to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 7 steals for this contest. The Wolfpack were able to corral 19 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for the matchup.
Terquavion Smith ended up having an impact for the Wolfpack for the matchup. He converted 10 of 21 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 47.6%, and added 2 rebounds. He tallied 34 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 2 dimes for this game.
North Carolina State has a record of 10-12 on the campaign. The Wolfpack commit 16.8 personal fouls per game and they shoot 71.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.2 times per contest (307th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 10.2 times per game. North Carolina State has scored 1,650 points on the year (75.0 per game) and they pull in 36.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wolfpack are connecting on 42.6% from the floor, which ranks 258th in the country.
The Wolfpack defensively are ranked 318th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 74.9. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the field (322nd in Division 1). The North Carolina State defense concedes 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (165 of 450) and their opponents are converting on 73.0% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 14.1 dimes and 37.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 290th and 304th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take North Carolina State
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks