North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 2/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY
The Syracuse Orange (15-10) are welcoming the NC State Wolfpack (20-6) at JMA Wireless Dome on Tuesday.
The NC State Wolfpack took the court against Boston College and notched a win by a score of 92-62 in their last game. North Carolina State ended the contest with a 55.2% field goal percentage (37 out of 67) and made 15 of their 30 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Wolfpack converted 3 of 5 shots for a rate of 60.0%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 15 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and having 12 steals. In regard to defense, North Carolina State allowed the other team to go 42.6% from the field on 26 out of 61 shooting. Boston College earned 10 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Boston College collected 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Boston College went 46.2% from the free throw line by burying 6 of 13 shots. They converted 4 of 14 tries from 3-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Wolfpack finished with 13 while Boston College recorded 9 personal fouls.
Jarkel Joiner is a guy who was important in the game. He accounted for 26 points on 10 out of 17 shooting. He played 36 mins and also snagged 6 rebounds. He went 58.8% from the field and also totaled 6 dimes.
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North Carolina State will enter this matchup with a record of 20-6 on the campaign. They are averaging 78.9 pts per contest (30th in D-1) while shooting 45.1% from the floor. The Wolfpack are shooting 35.7% from downtown (224 of 628) and 72.1% from the free throw line. As a team, North Carolina State is grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 350 assists for the year, which is 146th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 9.9 times per game and as a team are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Wolfpack are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game while drawing 16.2 fouls. They are surrendering 30.7% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 166th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (69.0). The Wolfpack defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.7% (646 of 1,477) and they concede 34.6 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 118th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 301 relinquished on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Syracuse Orange walked away with a victory by a final of 76-67 against Florida State. The Orange were able to pull down 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 34 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. Florida State committed 15 fouls for this game which got the Orange to the free throw line for 17 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 82.4%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Syracuse knocked down 6 of their 21 attempts (28.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Orange ended up shooting 28 for 62 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.2%. The Orange permitted Florida State to knock down 26 of their 67 tries from the field which had them shooting 38.8% for this game. They went 25.7% from beyond the arc by going 9 out of 35 and ended up shooting 6 out of 8 at the free throw line (75.0%). With respect to how they rebounded, Syracuse permitted Florida State to grab 29 overall (8 offensive).
Joseph Girard was important for the Orange in the game. He converted 9 out of 16 for the matchup for a rate of 56.3%, and totaled 7 rebounds. He recorded 26 points in his 38 mins of playing time and accumulated 2 dimes for this contest.
Syracuse has a win-loss mark of 15-10 so far this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Orange are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which ranks 51st in college basketball. Syracuse has accounted for 1,865 pts on the year (74.6 per contest) and they average 35.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.9 times per contest (76th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 11.7 times per contest. The Orange are committing 13.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 73.9% from the charity stripe.
The Syracuse defense gives up 33.6% on shots from beyond the arc (240 of 714) and opponents are knocking down 68.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 18.3 assists and 35.8 boards every game, which ranks 363rd and 282nd in those categories. The Orange on the defensive side of the court are 203rd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 70.3. They are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (71st in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Syracuse
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