NC State vs. Clemson - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (11-8) at North Carolina State Wolfpack (13-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 9:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: NC State Wolfpack -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The NC State Wolfpack and the Clemson Tigers face off on Wednesday at PNC Arena is an ACC college basketball battle.
The NC State Wolfpack are13-8 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. NC State is averaging 72.3 points and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Trevor Lacey leads the Wolfpack averaging 16.5 points per game. Ralston Turner is averaging 13.4 points, Anthony Barber is averaging 10.4 points, and Kyle Washington is averaging 7.9 points. NC State is 12-4 at home and 4-4 in their ACC games this season.
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The Clemson Tigers are 11-8 this season and have won three of their last five games. Clemson is averaging 62.8 points and they are shooting 41.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.5 points an their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 13.3 points and 8.2 rebounds to lead the Tigers. Donte Grantham is averaging 10.1 points, Damarus Harrison is averaging 9.4 points, and Rod Hall is averaging 9.4 points. Clemson is 1-3 on the road ad 3-4 in the ACC.
NC State is 8-1 against the spread following a loss, 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games, and 19-6-1 against the spread against the ACC. Clemson is 0-4 against the spread following a win, 5-1 against the spread in their last six Sunday games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
I see NC State winning this but I also see it being closer than the number so I will take the points with Clemson in what is really just a lean.