Clemson vs. North Carolina State - 3/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (17-12) at Clemson Tigers (16-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina State Wolfpack and Clemson Tigers meet Tuesday at the Littlejohn Coliseum.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, NC State is averaging 70.8 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Trevor Lacey is averaging 16.2 points and 3.4 assists while Ralston Turner is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Anthony Barber is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Washington is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The North Carolina State Wolfpack have four players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 67.6 percent from the line and 36.1 percent from deep. Defensively, NC State is allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Clemson Tigers look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, Clemson is averaging 62.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 60.9 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 13 points and 8.1 rebounds while Donte Grantham is averaging nine points and 4.6 rebounds. Rod Hall is dishing 3.5 assists and Landry Nnoko is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers have four players averaging at least 8.5 points, and they’re shooting 66.9 percent from the line and 30 percent from downtown. Defensively, Clemson is allowing 32 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 63 or less points in 10 of its last 11 games.
The Wolfpack are 8-3-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games. The Wolfpack are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
North Carolina State has been shaky on the road all season long, as five of its 12 losses have come away from home. Also, the home team has won five of the last seven meetings between these two teams. Give me the Clemson Tigers in a pick em matchup.