Clemson vs. North Carolina - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (10-3) at Clemson Tigers (8-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
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The Clemson Tigers and the North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Saturday at Littlejohn Coliseum in an ACC college basketball matchup.
The Clemson Tigers are 8-4 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Clemson is averaging 66.5 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents shoot 39.2 percent. Jaron Blossomgame leads the Tigers averaging 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Damarcus Harrison is averaging 11 points, Donte Grantham is averaging 10.3 points, and Landy Nnoko is averaging 9.9 points and 6.4 rebounds. Clemson is 6-2 at home this season and this is their first game this year against a ranked team.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-3 this season and they are ranked 19th in the nation. UNC is averaging 81.3 points and hey are shooting 46 percent while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 35.3 percent. Marcus Paige leads the Tar Heels averaging 13.6 points per game. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12.8 points and 8.9 rebounds, Brice Johnson is averaging 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averaging 9.6 points. North Carolina is 1-1 on the road this season.
Clemson is 4-10-1 against the spread following a win, 1-3-2 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record, and 9-1-1 against the spread in Saturday games. North Carolina is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 13-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-5 against the spread against the ACC. The Home team is 5-2-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings of these two.
The Total in this one seems to be about right but it is a slight lean to the under.I also have a pick on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.