North Carolina State vs Clemson College Basketball Game Picks 1/4/2020
Game: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson +2
The North Carolina State Wolfpack head to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has NC State as 2 point favorites.
North Carolina State comes into this game with an overall record of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 81.0 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Clemson has an overall record of 6-7. They are averaging 67.0 points per game and surrendering 62.3, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 7-5-1 against the spread this season
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 6-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 7-6-0 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 6-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
12/29/19 G C.J. Bryce Concussion missed last game, is questionable
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
12/31/19 G Khavon Moore Calf is questionable
C.J. Bryce comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Markell Johnson averages 13.1 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game. He averages 6.8 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 51%.
Aamir Simms scores 13.2 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Tevin Mack averages 10.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina State averages 81.0 points per contest, which is 21st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 41st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 98th in the nation. They average 37.5 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 124th and 135th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 285th with 12.3 per game. The Wolfpack allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 198th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 188th and 227th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 212th, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 98th place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 288th in the nation with 67.0 points per contest this season. They are 264th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 243rd in the NCAA. They are 267th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.0 boards per contest and 246th in assists per game with 12.5. The Tigers are 230th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Tigers give up 62.3 points per game, which ranks them 48th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 81st and 220th in those defensive statistics. They rank 97th with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 176th with 35.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 276th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Wolfpack are 34th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.6. In terms of pace they are 85th in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 58th. As a team they are 59th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 222nd in Division 1. North Carolina State is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 171st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 97.5, which is ranked 263rd. They are 297th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 217th. As a unit they are 242nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 32nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina State/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina State -2
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