Clemson vs North Carolina Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina -4.5
The Clemson Tigers travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 4.5 point favorites.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 68.0 points per contest while giving up 62.9 per game. North Carolina has an overall record of 8-7. They are averaging 70.5 points per game and surrendering 70.3, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 8-6-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-11-0 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-9-1 against the over/under
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/04/20 F Jonathan Baehre Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/04/20 G Chase Hunter Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/04/20 G Khavon Moore Calf is questionable
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
12/15/19 G Cole Anthony Knee is out indefinitely
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Tevin Mack averages 11.1 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%. Aamir Simms comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Garrison Brooks averages 14.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Armando Bacot averages 9.4 points per game while playing 21.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 50th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 82nd and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 161st, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 93rd place in the NCAA. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 263rd in the nation. Clemson averages 68.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 263rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 240th in D-1. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 268th and 213th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 247th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 213th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 122nd and 231st in those defensive statistics. They rank 262nd with 13.8 assists allowed per contest, and 130th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 34th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game. North Carolina is 214th in the country with 70.5 points per game this year. They are 318th in the D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 301st in the nation. They are 1st in the country in rebounding with 43.9 boards per game and 146th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Tar Heels are 214th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Tigers are 226th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 295th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 198th. As a team they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 27th in Division 1. Clemson is 191st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 277th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 98.4, which is ranked 245th. They are 110th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 330th. As a unit they are 331st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 324th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina -4.5
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