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NC State vs. Clemson - 3/13/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Clemson vs. NC State
Date & Time Wednesday March 13, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: NC State +1.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Clemson Tigers and NC State Wolfpack meet Wednesday in the college basketball ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center.

The Clemson Tigers enter this tournament winning four of their last five games. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 69.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Marcquise Reed is averaging 19.4 points and three assists while Elijah Thomas is averaging 13.2 points and eight rebounds. Shelton Mitchell is the third double-digit scorer and Aamir Simms is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clemson Tigers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Clemson Tigers have split their last six non-home games.

The NC State Wolfpack enter this tournament splitting their last eight games. The NC State Wolfpack are averaging 81 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Torin Dorn is averaging 13.7 points and 6.9 rebounds while C.J. Bryce is averaging 11.7 points and 1.8 assists. Markell Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Devon Daniels is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The NC State Wolfpack are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The NC State Wolfpack are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The NC State Wolfpack lost four of their last six non-home games.

The Tigers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Atlantic Coast, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Wolfpack are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 neutral site games.

Clemson is playing the better basketball entering this tournament, but NC State is coming off its best defensive performance of the season, shutting down Boston College, and the Wolfpack are winning their last five games by an average of 9.6 points. Clemson is solid defensively but has depth issues and can go ice cold offensively for long stretches. The NC State Wolfpack are the more balanced team overall and have enough scoring depth to where if shots fall, Clemson will have a hard time matching. I like NC State to advance to the next round.

Pick:
NC State +1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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