North Carolina State Wolfpack take on Tigers in NCAA basketball test
North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Clemson Tigers Odds
North Carolina State pays a visit to Clemson on Sunday, hoping to send the Tigers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Littlejohn Coliseum.
The Tigers sport records of 12-10 and 10-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wolfpack have 16-7 and 11-8-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-9 for the Tigers and 13-7-1 for the Wolfpack.
Bettors looking to side with Clemson in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 139 and the Wolfpack at No. 25 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-72 result in favor of the Wolfpack.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wolfpack rank No. 103 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.7 per game. That compares with Clemson’s No. 206 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Clemson is college basketball's No. 268-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Wolfpack rate No. 275 with 5.1 per game.
Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Clemson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 98-85 loser as they battled Duke on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog. North Carolina State got 23 points from Richard Howell but lost anyway, 98-85, to Duke on Thursday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Last time out for Clemson, they were a 78-41 loser as they battled Virginia on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Clemson was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Virginia and falling by a 78-41 score at John Paul Jones Arena.
North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Virginia Tech are 6-4
After playing Duke are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Tech are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Wolfpack at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Clemson
North Carolina State is 17-6-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
North Carolina State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
North Carolina State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Clemson is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson's last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Clemson's last 5 games
Clemson is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
North Carolina State home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, February 16
Clemson at Georgia Tech, Thursday, February 14