Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack Free NCAAB Pick - Odds and Predictions
The North Carolina State Wolfpack (11-5) host the 19th ranked Clemson Tigers (14-1) in an ACC game that will take place at the PNC Arena
Raleigh, North Carolina at 9:00 PM ET. Clemson are the 4-point road favorite with the total posted on the NCAA board at 146.5 points.
In their last game Clemson hosted Louisville and they came away 74-69 in OT. Marcquise Reed led the Tigers with 24 points on 8/17 shooting and also had five steals and four of five starters for the team went for at least 12 points. Ray Spalding was the high scorer for the Cardinals with 16 points on 8/16 shooting and he also had 10 rebounds. Clemson forced 21 turnovers in the game and that was key since they only shot 36.8% from the floor and Louisville shot 45.2%. The Tigers 5-point margin failed to cover the -6.5-point spread and the combined 143 points scored had OVER bettors cashing their tickets. Clemson has won 10 in a row since their only loss of the season that came on a neutral court against Temple and they are 2-0 as a true road team.
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North Carolina State was at home in their latest where they came up with a huge upset beating No. 2 Ranked Duke 96-85. Omer Yurtseven and Torin Dorn were the high scorers for the Wolfpack each going for 16 points and every single NC State starter scored in double figures. Marvin Bagley III was the high scorer for the Blue Devils with 31 points on 11/14 shooting and he also had 10 boards, but he was a little sloppy with five turnovers. NC State out-scored Duke by nine points in the 2nd half and for the game they shot 50.7% from the floor and the Blue Devils shot 51.7%. The Wolfpack beat the point spread by 23.5 points as a 12.5-point underdog and the combined scoring of 180 points easily surpassed the 170 total line. NC State had lost two in a row, including in that was a road 16-point road loss to Clemson, before their big win over Duke.
Clemson ranks 110th in the nation in ppg and tied for 21st in opponents’ ppg and NC State ranks 34th in ppg and 190th in opponents’ ppg.
These teams met on December 30th at Clemson where the Tigers beat the Wolfpack 78-62.
This season Clemson is 8-4 ATS with an O/U record of 5-7 and NC State is 4-5 ATS with an O/U record of 6-3.
NC State: 80.73
[F] 11/30/2017 - Darius Hicks is out for season ( ACL )
[G] 12/28/2017 - Markell Johnson is out indefinitely ( Suspension )
Clemson at North Carolina State NCAAB Key Betting Trends
- CLEM is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games
- CLEM is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record
- CLEM has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 road games
- NCST is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
- NCST is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games after a straight up win
- NCST has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games
Clemson at North Carolina State Betting Angles
The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games between these teams
In the last 17 games between these teams the Under record is 11-5-1.
Clemson at NC State Prediction 1/11/2018
In the earlier match-up both teams took awhile to hit their stride scoring a combined 57 points in the first half. The polar opposite happened in the second half when 83 points were scored. At home NC State has averaged 91.5 points on 50.6% shooting and admittedly that is skewed by the quality of opponents. They did however put up 96 on Duke and we probably only need them in the low 70’s to get over the number tonight. Clemson doesn’t always light it up averaging 77.9 points per game this season, but in their defense, they have played some solid defenses and NC State’s D is not in that category.