The Clemson Tigers and NC State Wolfpack meet Saturday in college basketball action at the PNC Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Clemson Tigers Betting Preview
The Clemson Tigers are averaging 73.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Hunter Tyson is averaging 16.1 points and 1.6 assists, while PJ Hall is averaging 14.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. Chase Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Brevin Galloway is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The NC State Wolfpack Betting Preview
The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 79.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Terquavion Smith is averaging 18.5 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Jarkel Joiner is averaging 16.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. Casey Morsell is the third double-digit scorer and DJ Burns Jr. is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.
Clemson vs NC State Trends
The Tigers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wolfpack are 13-30-3 ATS in their last 46 home games and 8-26 ATS in their last 34 Saturday games. The over is 5-0 in Tigers last 5 overall. The under is 10-4-1 in Wolfpack last 15 games following a straight up win. The home team is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The NC State Wolfpack don't cover numbers, especially at home, and Clemson is good enough defensively to hang around in a game like this. The Clemson Tigers are also 5-2 ATS as an underdog this season, and loses as an underdog by an average of 2.9 points. You're not blowing Clemson out. Give me the points.