Clemson at North Carolina State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/11/2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
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The Clemson Tigers head to PNC Arena to take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 2.5 point favorites.
Clemson comes into this game with an overall record of 14-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.3 as they are averaging 77.9 points per game while giving up 63.5 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall record of 11-5. They are averaging 83.4 points per game and surrendering 72.6, good for a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 8-4 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 4-5 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 6-3 against the over/under this year
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Marcquise Reed averages 15.9 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Donte Grantham averages 14.6 points per contest in 32.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 58% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Allerik Freeman scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Torin Dorn averages 13.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 77.9 points per contest this year, which is 110th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 49th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 123rd in Division 1. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 153rd and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 263rd with 12.4 per game. The Tigers allow 63.5 points per contest, which is 21st in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 124th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 81st, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State is 34th in the country with 83.4 points per contest this season. They are 89th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 257th in Division 1. They are 85th in the country in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 81st in assists per game with 15.6. The Wolfpack are 261st in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Wolfpack give up 72.6 points per game, which ranks them 188th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 197th and 78th in those defensive statistics. They rank 151st with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 189th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolfpack are 311th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 18th in the country in defensive rating with 90.7, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 70th. They are 236th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 60th. As a unit they are 40th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 162nd in D-1. Clemson is 224th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 45th in the country.
North Carolina State is 313th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 145th in the nation. The Wolfpack are 32nd in the country in offensive rating with 114, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 138th. In terms of pace they are 65th in Division 1 with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 148th. As a team they are 126th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 290th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson -2.5
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