Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. NC State Wolfpack, College Basketball Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTAINEERS NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK
3-5 December 15, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena 7-2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 15, 2016
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU
TeamLive in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread MoneyLine Total
Appalachian State Mountaineers +17 -110  TBA 155 -110
North Carolina State Wolfpack -17 -110  TBA 155 -110
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the North Carolina State Wolfpack will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at PNC Arena.

ABOUT APPALACHIAN STATE (3-5): Ronshad Shabazz, a 6-5 sophomore guard, averages a team-best 15.5 points, including eight in a 93-58 loss to Duke on Nov. 26 and a season-high 28 along with eight rebounds in a 70-61 road victory over Hartford on Nov. 23. Seven players average between 5.9 points and 8.8 points led by freshman guard Kelvin Robinson, who reached doubles figures three times this season, including 12 points twice in a 103-94 loss to Tennessee on Nov. 15 and against Duke. Freshman forward Isaac Johnson (7.3 points, team-high 5.6 rebounds) recorded his only double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in an 80-72 loss to Charlotte on Nov. 28.

ABOUT N.C. STATE (7-2): Freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr.’s collegiate career is off to a fast start (team bests of 18.3 points and five assists per game) and the addition of Yurtseven gives him another scoring option to utilize. Sophomore guard Maverick Rowan returned to the lineup for Saturday’s 67-55 overtime victory over Tennessee State after suffering a concussion in the season opener, when he recorded 17 points and nine rebounds in an 81-79 win over Georgia Southern. Smith (36.1 minutes), senior guard Terry Henderson (17.2 points, 35.9 minutes) and sophomore guard Torin Dorn (16.8, 35.8) are 1-2-3 in the ACC in minutes.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Wolfpack listed as 17-point favorites versus the Mountaineers, while the game’s total is sitting at 155 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

North Carolina State was a 67-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tigers. They covered the -9-point spread as favorites.

Appalachian State was a 116-57 winner in its last match at home against Cavaliers.

Christmas comes early this year for North Carolina State freshman Omer Yurtseven, who makes his college debut when the Wolfpack host Appalachian State on Thursday. The 7-0 center was suspended for N.C. State’s first nine games after the NCAA ruled he accepted money while playing with a professional team in his native Turkey, which included recording eight points and seven rebounds in an exhibition game against the Brooklyn Nets last October as a 17-year-old.

“I’m looking forward to playing, just stepping out on the court,” Yurtseven told reporters. “It’s not seen as a big game, but it’s a big game for me. I’ll be concentrating. I’ll be excited.” The big games begin in earnest when the Wolfpack open their ACC season at Miami on Dec. 31, but first there are four contests that allow Yurtseven to get used to playing with his teammates after getting teased for more than a month. “It’s like you always smell the food but you never get to eat it,” Yurtseven told reporters. “That’s how you can call it. That’s the perfect example.” The Mountaineers of the Sun Belt Conference are coming off a 116-57 victory over NAIA member Montreat College on Sunday and also defeated Warren Wilson of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association 119-51 on Nov. 17.

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Appalachian State:
Team record: 3-5 SU,2-2-1 ATS
Appalachian State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
Appalachian State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road

North Carolina State:
Team record: 7-2 SU,3-5 ATS
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Appalachian State home to James Madison Saturday, December 17
North Carolina State home to Fairfield Sunday, December 18

KEY NOTES
1. Junior F Abdul-Malik Abu (11.9 points) shares the team lead in rebounding with Dorn (7.1), and Abu’s two double-doubles this season give him 18 for his career – the most among active players in the ACC.

2. The Mountaineers were picked to finish 11th among 12 teams in the Sun Belt preseason poll after going 9-22 last season.

3. Dorn was eighth in the nation in field goal percentage among guards through Tuesday’s games at 57.4 percent.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: North Carolina State Wolfpack will cover the spread at -17 and the game will stay under 155 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: N.C. State 79, Appalachian State 55 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
APPST TEAM NCST
82.0 PTS FOR 79.6
73.6 PTS AGNST 75.6
8.4 DIFF. 4.0
27.3 DEF REBOUNDS 25.8
13.6 OFF REBOUNDS 9.8
44.5 FG% 47.9
69.9 FT% 69.7
9.0 3 POINTERS 6.2
7.0 STEALS 5.4
INJURIES
APPALACHIAN STATE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
APPALACHIAN STATE
Appalachian State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
NORTH CAROLINA STATE
North Carolina State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Appalachian State’s Overall Scoring vs North Carolina State’s Overall Defense 82.0 41 75.6 256
Appalachian State’s Away Scoring vs North Carolina State’s Home Defense 73.6 85 68.6 201
Appalachian State’s Road Rebounds vs North Carolina State’s Home Rebounds Allowed 37.2 93 38.0 298
North Carolina State’s Overall Scoring vs Appalachian State’s Overall Defense 79.6 75 73.6 225
North Carolina State’s Home Scoring vs Appalachian State’s Road Defense 78.3 183 84.6 304
North Carolina State’s Home Rebounds vs Appalachian State’s Road Rebounds Allowed 37.9 192 35.6 131
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
APPST 44.5 42.7 1.9
NCST 47.9 43.2 4.7
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
APPST 13.6 27.3 40.9
NCST 9.8 25.8 35.6
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
APPST 15.0 14.8 1.0
NCST 13.3 11.8 1.1

 

 

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