North Carolina vs. Clemson - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (7-5) at North Carolina Tar Heels (11-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -16 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Clemson Tigers face off on Wednesday in Chapel Hill as the tip off their ACC college basketball schedules.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-2 this season and they have won their last four games since losing to Texas. UNC is averaging 87.1 points and they are shooting 50 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Brice Johnson leads the Tar heels averaging 16.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Marcus Paige is averaging 14.6 points, Justin Jackson is averaging 13.5 points, and Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. North Carolina looks to be deep and talented and are one of the favorites to win the ACC this season.
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The Clemson Tigers are 7-5 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Clemson is averaging 68.3 points per game and they are shooting 43.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.8 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Jaron Blossomgame leads the Tigers averaging 15.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Donte Grantham is averaging 10.5 points, Avry Holmes is averaging 9.8 points, and Landry Nnoko is averaging 8.3 points and 5.7 rebounds. Clemson appears to be a cut below the top teams in the ACC.
North Carolina is 5-2 against the spread against the ACC and 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered he point spread. Clemson is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 1-5 against the spread against the ACC. The Favorite is 4-0-1 against the point spread in the last five meetings of these two.
This is a to of points but UNC is jus that much better so I will take the Heels and lay the points.