North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 3/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The NC State Wolfpack (11-20) are headed to Barclays Center on Tuesday where they will compete against the Clemson Tigers (16-15).
The NC State Wolfpack played Florida State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-76 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Wolfpack walked away with 15 while Florida State accumulated 20 personal fouls. They also converted 8 of 22 tries from long range. Florida State ended up going 81.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of their 21 tries. Furthermore, Florida State totaled 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't have a block. Florida State recorded 21 dimes and had 6 steals for the matchup. Regarding the defense, North Carolina State allowed 51.6% from the floor on 32 out of 62 shooting. They also doled out 6 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and having 3 steals. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 28 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Wolfpack made 19 of 26 shots for a percentage of 73.1%. North Carolina State walked away from the contest with a 39.0% field goal percentage (23 of 59) and converted 11 of their 25 3-pointers.
Terquavion Smith is a player who was a factor for the contest. He ended up shooting 47.8% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game. He played for 40 mins played and also snagged 3 rebounds. He accumulated 30 points on 11 out of 23 shooting.
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North Carolina State comes into this contest with a record of 11-20 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 10.2 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, North Carolina State is grabbing 34.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 347 dimes so far this year, which is 279th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Wolfpack are hitting 34.6% on shots from downtown (263 of 761) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 73.3 points per outing (126th in the nation) while shooting 41.5% from the field.
On defense, the Wolfpack are forcing 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 329th in college hoops in giving up assists with 458 surrendered so far this season. The Wolfpack defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.4% (862 of 1,819) and they concede 37.4 rebounds per game as a unit. They surrender 36.3% on 3-point shots and they are 321st in college basketball in PPG allowed (75.8).
The last time they took the court, the Clemson Tigers took home the win by a final score of 63-59 against Virginia Tech. When it comes to rebounding, Clemson permitted Virginia Tech to grab 29 in all (8 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 30.0% from distance by connecting on 9 out of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 13 from the charity stripe (92.3%). The Tigers permitted Virginia Tech to convert 19 of their 51 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 37.3% for the game. When the game finished, the Tigers finished shooting 21 out of 48 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.8%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Clemson made 8 out of 20 attempts (40.0%). They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a rate of 81.3%. Virginia Tech committed 16 personal fouls for the game which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 8 steals for this contest. The Tigers earned 21 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 25 in this contest.
Alex Hemenway was important for the Tigers in this contest. He made 4 of 4 for the game for a rate of 100.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He totaled 11 points in his 16 mins on the hardwood, but went home with no dimes.
Clemson has a win-loss mark of 16-15 on the year. As an offense, the Tigers are hitting on 45.7% from the floor, which is 89th in D-1. Clemson has accumulated 2,222 points so far this season (71.7 per game) and they pull in 34.5 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.3 times per game (92nd in college hoops) and they turn it over 11.2 times per contest. The Tigers commit 15.6 personal fouls every game and they go 74.3% from the charity stripe.
The Tigers on defense are ranked 156th in college hoops in points given up per game with 68.4. They are forcing their opponents into 11.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (152nd in college basketball). The Clemson defense allows 33.5% on 3-point attempts (248 of 741) and their opponents are making 77.2% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 12.0 dimes and 32.4 boards every game, which ranks them 131st and 74th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Clemson and under the total points
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