Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 1/24/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
PNC Arena is where the NC State Wolfpack (15-5) will attempt to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-11) on Tuesday.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish stepped onto the hardwood against Boston College and took a loss by a final of 84-72 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Fighting Irish walked away with 14 while Boston College racked up 20 personal fouls. They also buried 11 of 19 tries from beyond the arc. Boston College shot 88.2% from the free throw line by making 15 of their 17 shots. Moreover, Boston College pulled down 29 boards (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Boston College totaled 20 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. With regard to the defense, Notre Dame allowed their opponent to shoot 56.9% from the field on 29 of 51 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When discussing rebounding, they compiled 25 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Fighting Irish knocked down 14 of 22 attempts for a rate of 63.6%. Notre Dame finished with a 43.4% FG percentage (23 of 53) and buried 12 out of their 31 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Nate Laszewski is a player who was a contributor for the game. He finished shooting 72.7% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes. He played for 39 mins played and snagged 7 rebounds. He recorded 29 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
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Notre Dame will play this contest with a record of 9-11 so far this season. They are averaging 69.9 points per outing (218th in the country) while going 45.0% from the field. The Fighting Irish are connecting on 37.3% on 3-point shots (185 of 496) and 74.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Notre Dame is collecting 30.4 boards per contest and has tallied 246 assists this season, which has them ranked 255th in the country in terms of passing. They cough up possession 9.2 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 13.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Fighting Irish have forced 9.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 13.9 personal fouls. They rank 267th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 275 surrendered for the season. The Fighting Irish defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.9% (543 of 1,159) and they concede 34.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 34.3% on shots from distance and they are 242nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (71.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the NC State Wolfpack took a loss by a score of 80-69 against North Carolina. The Wolfpack recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards totaling 25 in this matchup. They also turned it over 7 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. North Carolina was called for 16 personal fouls for the game which took the Wolfpack to the charity stripe for 12 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 100.0%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, North Carolina State knocked down 5 of 17 tries (29.4%). When the game finished, the Wolfpack ended up going 26 for 62 from the field which had them sitting at 41.9%. The Wolfpack allowed North Carolina to convert 20 out of 54 attempts from the field which left them shooting 37.0% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 22.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 of 18 and finished the contest at 36 of 39 from the free throw line (92.3%). In regard to attacking the glass, North Carolina State allowed North Carolina to grab 39 in total (9 offensive).
D.J. Burns was important for the Wolfpack for this contest. He knocked down 8 of 13 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and totaled 3 rebounds. He racked up 18 points in his 25 mins of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
North Carolina State has a mark of 15-5 so far this year. The Wolfpack are responsible for committing 17.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 72.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.0 times per contest (128th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 10.5 times per game. North Carolina State has earned 1,580 pts for the year (79.0 per game) and they grab 37.5 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Wolfpack are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which is 143rd in the country.
The North Carolina State defense gives up 30.0% on shots from 3-point land (113 of 377) and their opposition knocks down 70.8% of their free throw attempts. They concede 11.5 dimes and 34.7 boards per game, which has them ranked 99th and 216th in college hoops. The Wolfpack on the defensive side of the court are 173rd in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 69.0. They are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.2% from the field (189th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take North Carolina State
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