North Carolina State at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The North Carolina State Wolfpack travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 10 point favorites.
North Carolina State heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.0 as they are averaging 86.0 points per contest while giving up 70.0 per game. Clemson has an overall record of 11-1. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 62.7, good for a point differential of 15.8.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 3-3 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 7-2 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 3-6 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
12/28/17 G Markell Johnson Suspension is out indefinitely
11/30/17 F Darius Hicks ACL is out for season
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Torin Dorn averages 14 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Allerik Freeman averages 15.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Donte Grantham averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Marcquise Reed averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack allow 70.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 152nd and 63rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 157th, and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 124th place in the country. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in college basketball. North Carolina State averages 86.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 16.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 230th in D-1. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 82nd and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 274th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 62.7 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 156th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 140th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. Clemson is 102nd in Division 1 with 78.5 points per game this year. They are 21st in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 15.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 115th in the nation. They are 154th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game and 146th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Tigers are 234th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Wolfpack are 84th in the country in defensive rating with 95.7, and their offensive rating of 117.6 is ranked 22nd. They are 74th in college basketball in pace with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 92nd. As a unit they are 76th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 272nd in D-1. North Carolina State is 316th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 106th in the country.
Clemson is 178th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 46th in the nation. The Tigers are 50th in the country in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 90.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 256th in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 26th. As a team they are 24th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 150th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -10
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