Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
The North Carolina Tar Heels (15-9) host the Clemson Tigers (18-6) at Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday.
The Clemson Tigers faced off with Miami and went home with a loss by a final score of 78-74 in their last game. Clemson ended the contest having earned a 47.5% field goal percentage (28 out of 59) and converted 10 out of their 25 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Tigers made 8 of 9 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 26 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 17 dimes for this game as well as forcing 11 turnovers and having 3 steals. When discussing the defense, Clemson allowed their opponent to shoot 44.8% from the field on 26 out of 58 shooting. Miami doled out 12 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Moreover, Miami snagged 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Miami ended up going 77.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 22 attempts. They also knocked down 9 out of their 24 shots from three-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Tigers left the arena with 16 while Miami accumulated 13 personal fouls.
PJ Hall is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He finished shooting 57.1% from the field and also recorded 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 29 mins and totaled 5 boards. He ended up scoring 19 points on 8 out of 14 shooting.
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Clemson comes into this game with a mark of 18-6 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Clemson is grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 343 dimes so far this year, which is 102nd in college hoops in terms of passing. The Tigers are connecting on 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (191 of 525) and 80.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 73.8 points per outing (144th in the country) while connecting on 46.1% from the floor.
On defense, the Tigers are able to force 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are conceding 32.3% from 3-point land while they are 105th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.1). The Tigers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 39.7% (552 of 1,391) and they concede 33.5 boards per game as a unit. They are 80th in college hoops in giving up assists with 270 surrendered this year.
In their last game, the North Carolina Tar Heels took a loss by a final score of 92-85 when they faced Wake Forest. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, North Carolina allowed Wake Forest to collect 31 overall (4 on the offensive glass). They shot 26.3% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 19 and finished the contest at 33 of 42 from the free throw line (78.6%). The Tar Heels permitted Wake Forest to convert 27 out of 62 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 43.5% for the contest. When the game finished, the Tar Heels walked away from this one shooting 30 out of 74 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.5%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, North Carolina converted 4 of 18 tries (22.2%). They were able to make 21 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.8%. Wake Forest earned 16 fouls in this matchup which got the Tar Heels to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 4 steals in the game. The Tar Heels collected 33 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 47 in the matchup.
Caleb Love pitched in for the Tar Heels in this matchup. He had 24 points in his 36 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He made 9 out of 25 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 36.0%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
North Carolina has a record of 15-9 for the year. The Tar Heels have committed 17.0 fouls per game and they go 73.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.3 times per contest (258th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per game. North Carolina has totaled 1,870 points this season (77.9 per game) and they pull in 39.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Tar Heels are connecting on 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 217th in college basketball.
The North Carolina defense concedes 33.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (166 of 496) and opponents are connecting on 69.5% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 11.8 assists and 34.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 109th and 212th in college hoops. The Tar Heels are ranked 263rd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 72.2. They are forcing 11.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.5% from the floor (182nd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take North Carolina
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