Free College Basketball Picks Today: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Miami (FL) Hurricanes 1/14/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Miami (FL) Hurricanes 1/14/23
Sat 14th January 2023

The No. 16 Miami (FL) Hurricanes (13-2, 4-1 ACC), who are among the best offenses in the Atlantic Coast Conference, travel to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack (13-4, 3-3 ACC), one of the conference’s stingiest defenses, on Saturday. Miami (FL) was beaten by the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 76-70 at McCamish Pavilion on January 4.

With 17 points and eight rebounds, Norchad Omier was the standout player in defeat. The Hurricanes remain third in the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina State emerged victorious on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum, beating the Virginia Tech Hokies 73-69. Terquavion Smith scored 22 points to lead the team in scoring.

With 21 points and eight rebounds, Jarkel Joiner also played a part. The Wolfpack remain 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This is the last meeting of the season between the teams. Miami (FL) will be pursuing a season sweep against North Carolina State after winning the only earlier matchup 80-73 at Watsco Center in December 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory.

Jordan Miller led the Hurricanes with 25 points, while Isaiah Wong was a key contributor with 22 points and eight assists. Joiner had 26 points in the losing effort. Wong (16.3 ppg), Miller (14.7), and Omier (14.0) have led the Hurricanes in scoring this season. Omier also has grabbed 9.4 rebounds per game, while Wong has dished 4.3 assists per game.

Smith and Joiner have been the primary providers of the Wolfpack’s offense, averaging 18.6 and 16.3 points per game, respectively. Smith also has distributed 4.8 assists per game. Jack Clark has pulled down 6.4 rebounds per game.

The Hurricanes rank No. 1 in the ACC in offensive efficiency, while the Wolfpack are third in defensive efficiency. Miami (FL) is 9-1 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +9.0 (78.3-69.3). North Carolina State has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 77.1 points per game on average while holding opponents to 69.4 (+7.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Assists per game:
Isaiah Wong: 5.8 | 4.3 | +1.5


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
DJ Burns: 20.0 | 15.4 | +4.6
Dusan Mahorcic: 0.0 | 9.7 | -9.7
Points per game:
DJ Burns: 13.6 | 9.7 | +3.9
Jack Clark: 5.6 | 8.0 | -2.4
Assists per game:
Terquavion Smith: 3.2 | 4.8 | -1.6

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

NC State (-165)

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