The No. 16 Memphis Tigers (5-1) take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack (5-1) at Barclays Center. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 28, 2019, and will air on ESPN2.
North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Memphis Tigers Betting Prediction
The last time the Wolfpack played, they defeated the Little Rock Trojans, 74-58. The Wolfpack held the Trojans to an effective field goal percentage of 0.407 (below their season average of 0.507). The Trojans had a free throw rate of 0.169 (below their season average of 0.242). With 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting, C.J. Bryce was North Carolina State’s high scorer.
The Tigers edged the Ole Miss Rebels in their last outing, 87-86. One of Memphis’ biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They had 36 free throw attempts, six more than Ole Miss. Precious Achiuwa was the game’s high scorer with 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the field.
There should be plenty of transition action in this battle that features a pair of the NCAA’s more up-tempo teams. Memphis ranks ninth in possessions per game (75.5) and North Carolina State is 53rd (72.1) since the 2018-19 season. Additionally, the Wolfpack rank 37th in offensive efficiency (111.9), while the Tigers rank 54th in defensive efficiency (97.0).
North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Memphis Tigers ATS Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – North Carolina State, O/U – Over
North Carolina State ranks 27th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Memphis ranks 244th (23.7).
The Wolfpack average 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 49th in the NCAA. The Tigers rank 254th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
Memphis ranks 42nd in blocks per game (4.4) while North Carolina State ranks 245th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
The Wolfpack rank 72nd in steals per game (7.2) while the Tigers rank 270th in steals allowed per game (7.7).
North Carolina State averages 38.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 33rd in the nation. Memphis ranks 202nd in rebounds allowed per game (35.7).