Clemson vs North Carolina State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State -6.5
The Clemson Tigers travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina State as 6.5 point favorites.
Clemson comes into this game with an overall record of 9-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. North Carolina State has an overall record of 12-5. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 70.1, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 9-7-1 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-10-0 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
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tevin Mack averages 12.2 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%. Aamir Simms comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
DJ Funderburk averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Markell Johnson averages 13.1 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 113th and 170th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 146th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 129th place in the NCAA. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 249th in the nation. Clemson averages 69.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 237th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 209th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 203rd in D-1. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 246th and 168th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 243rd with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolfpack surrender 70.1 points per contest, which ranks them 206th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 172nd and 200th in those defensive statistics. They rank 97th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 244th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolfpack are 230th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. North Carolina State is 34th in the country with 78.5 points per game this year. They are 75th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 163rd in the nation. They are 133rd in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 128th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Wolfpack are 322nd in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Tigers are 205th in the nation in offensive rating with 100. In terms of pace they are 280th in the country with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 153rd. As a team they are 161st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 28th in Division 1. Clemson is 190th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina State is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Wolfpack have an offensive rating of 109.4, which is ranked 33rd. They are 119th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 94th. As a unit they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 208th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/North Carolina State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina State -6.5
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