Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack head to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Clemson Tigers on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 9 point favorites.
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The Wolfpack come into this game with an overall record of 15-15 and a road record of 2-7. They are 10-17 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-11. The Tigers have an overall record of 14-14 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 16-10 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
Dennis Smith Jr. comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Wolfpack. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Terry Henderson averages 13.9 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for NC State. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
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Jaron Blossomgame averages 17.3 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Avry Holmes averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
NC State averages 78.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 145th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 125th and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 218th with 13.5 per game. The Wolfpack allow 79.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 319th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 218th and 274th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 211th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 256th place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 301st in Division 1.
Clemson averages 74.7 points per game this year which ranks them 127th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 125th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 127th in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 264th and 230th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 20th with 10.8 per game. The Tigers allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 153rd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 230th and 227th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 164th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 182nd place in the nation. The Tigers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in college basketball.
The Wolfpack average 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -13.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.3 per contest. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 107.4 and they assist on 52.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. North Carolina State turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30%. The Wolfpack give up 84.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 81.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.5 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 109.8 and 48.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Clemson turns it over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.9%. The Tigers give up 69.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 10-17 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 16-11 against the over/under
Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 12-13 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 16-10 against the over/under
North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
11/23/16 F Lennard Freeman Leg expected to redshirt
Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take NC State +9
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