Clemson vs. North Carolina State - 12/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina State Wolfpack (10-3) at Clemson Tigers (11-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Littlejohn Coliseum)
The Line: Clemson Tigers -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The NC State Wolfpack and Clemson Tigers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Littlejohn Coliseum.
The NC State Wolfpack look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 86 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Allerik Freeman is averaging 15.5 points and 2.7 assists while Torin Dorn is averaging 14 points and 7.6 rebounds. Lennard Freeman is the third double-digit scorer and Omer Yurtseven is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The NC State Wolfpack have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Clemson Tigers look for another win to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 78.5 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 62.7 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Marcquise Reed is averaging 14.9 points and 3.2 assists while Donte Grantham is averaging 14.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Shelton Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe DeVoe is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have won nine of their last 10 home games.
The Wolfpack are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 road games, 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Tigers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 overall and the under is 5-0 in Wolfpack last 5 road games.
The Clemson Tigers are one of these teams I've been looking to back a lot this season, as the defensive pressure is still there, but this is one of the few seasons the offense has been there as well. Clemson is a legit dark horse in the ACC this season and a team I'm not trying to step in front of right now. The NC State Wolfpack aren't as good as they've been in the past and will struggle to score in this spot. I'll take Clemson by double digits.