North Carolina State vs. IUPUI - 11/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
IUPUI Jaguars (1-1) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (1-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: North Carolina State Wolfpack -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The IUPUI Jaguars and NC State Wolfpack square off Wednesday night at the PNC Arena.
The IUPUI Jaguars look to get a game above .500 when they play their third straight road game. The IUPUI Jaguars are averaging 71.5 points on 43 percent shooting and are allowing 72.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Darell Combs is averaging 18.5 points and four assists while Nick Osborne is averaging 11.5 points and six rebounds. Matt O'Leary is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Marcellus Barksdale is dishing 2.5 assists. The IUPUI Jaguars are off to a strong start after beating Indiana State and taking Marquette to overtime. IUPUI has seven players averaging at least 6.5 points and they’re shooting 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The one downfall is that the IUPUI Jaguars are averaging 17 turnovers.
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The NC State Wolfpack look for a nice home win after a rocky 1-1 start to the year. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 78 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Caleb Martin is averaging 20 points and 4.5 rebounds while Abdul-Malik Abu is averaging 15.5 points and six rebounds. Anthony Barber is dishing seven assists and BeeJay Anya is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are grabbing 39 rebounds per game, 11 of which are on the offensive end. NC State is again that physical team that can hurt you from inside or outside. The one concern for the NC State Wolfpack is the lack of scoring depth, as there’s only four players averaging at least six points.
The Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Wolfpack are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
The Jags have shown to have a ton of scoring depth, something that could give NC State issues. The Wolfpack probably won't lose this game, but IUPUI can certainly hang around with quality offense.