North Carolina at Clemson College Basketball Game Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 4 point favorites.
North Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 23-5. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 87.3 points per game while giving up 73.1 per contest. Clemson has an overall record of 17-11. They are averaging 69.3 points per game and surrendering 63.8, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 17-9-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 13-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 12-16-0 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 13-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
03/01/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
02/11/19 G Rechon Black Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/09/18 F Malik William Concussion is out indefinitely
Cameron Johnson comes into this game averaging 16.7 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Coby White averages 15.9 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Marcquise Reed scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Elijah Thomas averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 87.3 points per contest, which is 3rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 46th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 54th in the nation. They average 43.4 boards per contest and 19.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 122nd with 13.6 per game. The Tar Heels allow 73.1 points per contest, which is 225th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 63rd and 127th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 257th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 286th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 270th in the nation with 69.3 points per contest this season. They are 86th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 244th in the NCAA. They are 206th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.9 boards per contest and 268th in assists per game with 12.3. The Tigers are 121st in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Tigers give up 63.8 points per game, which ranks them 20th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 35th and 229th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 9.6 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 31.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 198th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 113.9, which is ranked 14th. They are 9th in college basketball in pace with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 64th. As a unit they are 49th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 256th in D-1. North Carolina is 264th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 58th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 102.9, which is ranked 192nd. They are 278th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 135th. As a unit they are 120th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 242nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina -4
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