The South Carolina State Bulldogs (1-6) will attempt to snap a five-game road losing streak when they clash against the North Carolina State Wolfpack (6-2) at PNC Arena. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 2, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN Full Court.
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The last time the Bulldogs played, they beat the Morris College Hornets, 100-91. Damani Applewhite was the top scorer from either team with 27 points on 12-for-13 shooting. South Carolina State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.413 (above their season average of 0.205) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.8 (above their season average of 27.7). Morris College recorded marks of 0.246 and 26.8, respectively, for those same stats.
The Wolfpack come in on a high note after beating the Penn State Nittany Lions in their last contest, 85-78. North Carolina State received a boost from Omer Yurtseven, who was the teams leading scorer with 19 points on 6-for-7 shooting. North Carolina State played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.439 (above their season average of 0.293) and a turnover percentage of 16.0 (worse than their season average of 13.9). Penn State was 0.224 and 18.9, respectively, for those same stats.
South Carolina State Bulldogs at North Carolina State Wolfpack ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – South Carolina State, ATS Winner – South Carolina State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Wolfpack rank 133rd in assists per game (14.2) while the Bulldogs rank 268th in assists allowed per game (14.9).
- North Carolina State ranks 228th in three pointers attempted per game (19.7) while South Carolina State ranks 277th (18.3).
- North Carolina State ranks 60th in blocks per game (4.3) while South Carolina State ranks 263rd (2.2).
- The Wolfpack average 36.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 140th in the nation. The Bulldogs rank 306th in rebounds allowed per game (39.1).
- South Carolina State ranks 32nd in steals allowed per game (5.1) while North Carolina State ranks 176th (6.4).