A battle in the Carolina’s is set for Saturday afternoon when the Clemson Tigers (20-8, 12-5 in ACC) visit the NC State Wolfpack (22-7, 12-6). According to Joe Lunardi’s latest Bracketology, Clemson is not in the NCAA Tournament picture and NC State is the eighth seed in the South region. Below is my college basketball prediction for Clemson vs NC State.
Clemson vs NC State Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||NC State -6|
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This game will be played at PNC Arena at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
Why Bet NC State -6
✅ NC State is 11-3 in their last 14 games played.
✅ The Wolfpack are 10-0 in their last 10 home games.
✅ Clemson is 0-5 ATS in their last five road games.
NC State Wolfpack
Team Stats Per Game
Advanced Game Stats
|70||Avg Opp Score||72.67|
|78.67||Avg Opp Score||69|
|75.8||Avg Opp Score||68.6|
|80.8||Avg Opp Score||71|
|71||Avg Opp Score||71.2|
|74.2||Avg Opp Score||69.9|
Head to Head
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Last time out, Clemson hosted the Syracuse Orange and cruised to a 91-73 victory. The Tigers built an early lead fast and never looked back. Leading by 13 points at the half, Clemson continued the beatdown and never had to sweat in this one. Clemson led by as many as 25 points, never trailed in the game, and covered the -4.5-point spread.
Hunter Tyson had 29 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal on the night. Chase Hunter added 13 points, three rebounds, 11 assists, and one steal in the win.
Through 28 games, Clemson is scoring 75.0 points per game, shooting 46.8% from the field, and assisting on 14.7 made shots. The Tigers are allowing 68.3 points, grabbing 34.5 rebounds, blocking 3.0 shots, and stealing the ball 5.4 times.
NC State Wolfpack
NC State welcomed the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and used a big second half to win 90-74. Defense was optional in this game as the two teams combined for 98 first half points. The Wolfpack led by six at the half before breaking open the game early in the second half. NC State led by as many as 18 points, trailed by six, and covered the -5.0-point spread.
Jarkel Joiner had 29 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the game. D.J. Burns Jr. added 21 points, five rebounds, one assist, and two steals in the victory.
After 29 games, NC State is scoring 79.0 points per game, shooting 45.4% from the field, and assisting on 13.4 made shots. The Wolfpack are allowing 69.4 points, grabbing 37.3 rebounds, blocking 4.8 shots, and stealing the ball 8.3 times.